The average salary for an Entry-Level Executive Administrative Assistant is $41,462 per year.

$30,575 - $59,746
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $41,461
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$12.33 - $23.74
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,575 - $59,746  
   
Bonus
$495.67 - $8,214  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$3,931  
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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$28,547 - $56,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 665
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $23.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.38  
Overtime
$18.44 - $36.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$495.67 - $8,214  
   
Commission
$3,931  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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).
)
$28,547 - $56,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 538
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National Average: $39,209

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Executive Administrative Assistant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Executive Administrative Assistant in Alpharetta:
"Learning."
Continue learning skills and interpersonal every chance you get. If you don't know how to do something, search on the web and learn that skill. It is better for you and those your work with and for. Never say I don't know how, say if someone will show me how I will do it and do it gladly.

Executive Administrative Assistant in Cleveland:
"Not as easy as it looks!"
This field is not something you can just fall into and excel at. You need to be tech savvy, discreet, a mind reader, willing to do things others don't want to, and VERY organized. You take a lot of crap from people when things go wrong and you get the blame even when its not your fault.

Executive Administrative Assistant in Saukville:
"Don't Worry, They'll Train You!"
As long as you are proficient in MS Word, Excel & Outlook; you can spell; you are professional in your communication style; you are good with time management and have a positive outlook on lift they can train you to do everything else. Most companies have customized software, outdated software or aren't using the software they have to it's fullest potential. That's one way you can really benefit your company. Learn the existing software programs and make recommendations to use it to it's fullest extent or keep abreast of new and innovative software so you can recommend a change.

Executive Administrative Assistant in Louisville:
"Raising the bar."
Be a conduit for being the best Executive Administrative Assistant you can be. Always put the other person's needs ahead of your own. Be loyal to your boss above all. Maintain a professional countenance in all your business relationships. Never talk about your boss or his business disrespectfully and be his eyes and ears so he/she is not caught off guard when there is conflict.

Executive Administrative Assistant in Amherst:
"How demanding my boss is regarding personal matter."
Focus on being positive, prioritizing, and listening.

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Skills That Affect Executive Administrative Assistant Salaries

Travel Administration
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Project Management
up arrow 5%

Travel Planning
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
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Event Planning
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Organizing
0%

Powerpoint
0%

National Average
$39,000

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
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Typing
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Customer Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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