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Ultimate Virtual Assistant Salary Guide
There are certain factors to mull over when determining how much to pay for a virtual assistant (VA). To give you an idea, we present to you below the four main types of virtual assistants, their job descriptions, and the virtual assistant salary for each type. Keep in mind also that the rates are for overseas (predominantly in the Philippines) home-based virtual assistants and should only serve as a guideline.
4 Common Types of Virtual Assistants & Salary Guidelines
- General VA or Virtual Admin Assistant. A general virtual assistant makes up the biggest number of the pack. They are in-charge of general administrative tasks like data entry, email filtering and management, research, transcription, blog management, social media and networking, calendar management, flight bookings, and even concierge tasks, among others. General VAs: $450 – $600 per month full-time.
- Independent Content Writer. Virtual writing assistants are skilled in article or web content writing, directory submission, article marketing, blogging, article spinning, guest posting, video blog posting and transcription. Content Writers- $500 – $700 per month full-time.
- Freelance SEO Specialist. These types of VAs are in charge of keyword research and analysis, on-page and off-page optimization, niche market analysis, website or/and blog management, benchmarking, link building, online personal and corporate branding. SEO Specialist- $550- $750 per month full-time.
- Home Based Web Developer or Programmer. This VA helps you set up and maintain your websites or/and blogs. They also work to customize your site according to your requirements, such as graphic design, web page layout concepts, software updates, and plugins. Other areas of expertise also include creating niche websites and maintenance of wordpress blogs. Web Developer/ Programmer – $600 – $1000 per month full-time.
The virtual assistant pricing above are simply guidelines to give you some idea on how much to pay for a virtual assistant. But given your type of business and specific tasks you want done for you, the salary rates can either go higher or lower. Keep in mind also that cutting the fairest deal that benefits both sides is the way to go.