Assistant to the CEO Salary

With a little more than half of Assistant to the CEOs in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Assistant to the CEOs is $61K per year and can range from $34K on the lower end to $86K per year near the higher end. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of Assistant to the CEOs (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,799 - $84,948
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$61K
$85K
MEDIAN: $60,611
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$13.79 - $29.36
$14
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$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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$0$86K
Salary $39,799 - $84,948
Bonus $-0.50 - $19,727
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,163 - $86,070
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 51
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $13.79 - $29.36
Overtime $32.49
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $-0.50 - $19,727
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,163 - $86,070
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Assistant to the CEO

An assistant to the CEO helps a CEO stay organized and relieves many of the tasks of a CEO so that the CEO can focus elsewhere. An assistant will often answer phone calls for the CEO, answer questions for the CEO, and take messages. A CEO assistant will schedule meetings, business travel, and hotel stays. At times, an assistant may be required to travel with the CEO or may have to stay in the office to keep it running while the CEO is away.

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Assistant to the CEO Tasks

  • Acts as a liaison between CEO and employees.
  • Supervise clerical staff.
  • Conduct research, prepare correspondence, expense and statistical reporting.
  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Anticipate, prioritize and prepare CEO for travel, meetings and presentations.

Common Career Paths for Assistant to the CEO


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Assistant to the CEOs who transition into an upper level CEO Executive Assistant position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average CEO Executive Assistant makes $51K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant to the CEO

Pay by Experience for an Assistant to the CEO has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant to the CEO with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant to the CEO with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Assistant to the CEO which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 20 salaries. An Assistant to the CEO with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,000

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Assistant to the CEOs working in Columbus earn a bit more than the national average, but overall, earnings in this area are not heavily influenced by geographic location.

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Key Stats for Assistant to the CEO

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Assistant to the CEO Salaries

▲12%

▲11%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$55,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Assistant to the CEO Salaries


Scheduling
▲2%

National Average
$55,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 19%
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