Assistant to the CEO Salary

Assistant to the CEOs in the United States can expect wages of $57K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Assistant to the CEOs report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Assistant to the CEOs (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,594 - $83,472
$40K
$57K
$83K
MEDIAN: $57,232
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50%
90%

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$12.08 - $27.81
$12
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $17.44
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,594 - $83,472  
   
Bonus
$0.21 - $19,574  
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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$33,018 - $80,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $27.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56  
Overtime
$30.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.21 - $19,574  
   
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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$33,018 - $80,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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: $50,204

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

For Assistant to the CEOs, Columbus provides a pay rate that is 12 percent greater than the national average. Assistant to the CEOs will also find cushy salaries in New York (+10 percent).

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Key Stats for Assistant to the CEO

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Assistant to the CEO Salaries

▲23%

▲22%

Mid-Career
▲15%

National Average
$50,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Assistant to the CEO Salaries


Scheduling
▲12%

National Average
$50,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 20%
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