Assistant to the CEO Salary
Median pay for Assistant to the CEOs in the United States is around $55K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are far more female Assistant to the CEOs who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 85 percent. For the most part, Assistant to the CEOs enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
Strong computer skills are important, as an assistant may be expected to keep a digital calendar for the CEO and to create presentations or reports for the CEO. Some correspondence and communication may be carried out by an assistant on the CEO’s behalf. A CEO assistant may also work with others within the company on the CEO’s behalf. An assistant will also often be expected to work with clients and investors. Because of this, strong communication skills are necessary, along with the ability to work well under pressure. Research, analyses, budgeting, and accounting are other important tasks that are often carried out by an assistant.
Tasks assigned will vary depending on the CEO. Work is usually carried out during the day time. However, extended hours may be required when necessary, especially when the CEO is traveling. Educational requirements vary greatly, though a bachelor’s degree is usually a minimum requirement. The field of study may have to relate to the field where the assistant works.
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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant to the CEO
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average beginner in this position makes around $47K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $56K. Assistant to the CEOs with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. Assistant to the CEOs who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $56K.