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.

$38,835 - $81,111
(Median)
$39K
$55K
$81K
MEDIAN: $55,367
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90%

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$11.47 - $27.66
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$11
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,835 - $81,111  
   
Bonus
$10.00 - $15,000  
Total Pay (?
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$33,188 - $77,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $27.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56  
Overtime
$30.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$10.00 - $15,000  
   
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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$33,188 - $77,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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

  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Anticipate, prioritize and prepare CEO for travel, meetings and presentations.
  • Screen phone calls, emails, mail and visitors; route and resolve information requests.
  • Acts as a liaison between CEO and employees.
  • Supervise clerical staff.

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Many Assistant to the CEOs move into a CEO Executive Assistant role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Executive Assistants to CEOs on average bring in a similar salary to Assistant to the CEOs.

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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.

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Experience Affects Assistant to the CEO Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Assistant to the CEO Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 11%


National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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