Executive Administrative Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

Median pay for Washington Executive Administrative Assistants lies in the neighborhood of $54K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Executive Administrative Assistants in Washington, District of Columbia who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$38,000 - $88,610
MEDIAN: $53,970

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$38,000 - $88,610  
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$38,619 - $88,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
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352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Administrative Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $43K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $56K. On average, Executive Administrative Assistants in Washington make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Executive Administrative Assistants in Washington, District of Columbia who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $80K.

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Experience Affects Executive Administrative Assistant Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Executive Administrative Assistant Salaries

Travel Administration
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Project Management
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Word
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Travel Planning
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Event Planning
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National Average

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Customer Relations
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Accounts Payable
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.


87 %
13 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 16%