Executive Administrator Salary

Just under three-fifths of Executive Administrators in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $32K to $82K per year, but median earnings come to around $53K annually. Total cash compensation for Executive Administrators runs from $32K to $82K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, roughly one in four claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,546 - $82,999

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$12.91 - $29.69

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,546 - $82,999  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,751  
Profit Sharing
$1,152 - $20,426  
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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$31,842 - $81,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 675
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $29.69  
   
Overtime
$18.22 - $44.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,751  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,152 - $20,426  
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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$31,842 - $81,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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Job Description for Executive Administrator

Executive administrators help support the CEO and other executives, as well as the executive board as needed. Executive administrators maintain travel records, as well as arrange meetings and conference calls. They produce status reports, accounting reports and sales reports as well. Additionally, they may handle the administrative functions of the human resources department, as well as make updates to the company handbook and policies. Executive administrators also take part in meetings, coordinate lunches and dinners with business clients, and monitor benefits, payroll, and taxes. They might also be required to support and update databases, run queries, develop database reports, and coordinate mailings. They also handle supplies and the delivery of the company equipment.

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Executive Administrator Tasks

  • Prepare calendars, reports, invoices, summaries, financial statements, travel itineraries, and other documents.
  • Create, read, analyze, file, retrieve and organize organizational documents, invoices and orders.
  • Collaborate with other administrative staff, financial department and other team to create and follow policies.
  • Greet and screen callers and visitors, and direct them to the appropriate person or area.
  • Organize, reserve, and oversee conference room assignments.

Common Career Paths for Executive Administrator


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For Executive Administrators, a move to the Office Administrator role often correlates with a sharp decline in salary. Office Administrators typically make $36K.

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Popular Skills for Executive Administrator


Executive Administrators report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Travel Administration, Travel Planning, Office Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. Those listing Payroll Administration as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounting and Human Resources also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know Project Management and Human Resources. It is often found that people who know Administration are also skilled in Human Resources and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Administrator

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $40K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. Executive Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $57K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Executive Administrators, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 61 percent above the national average. Executive Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+32 percent), San Jose (+28 percent), Washington (+27 percent), and Irvine (+23 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Executive Administrator's salary, with Dallas Executive Administrators earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (19 percent lower) and Houston (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Executive Administrator Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Executive Administrator Salaries

Travel Administration
up arrow 13%


Office Management
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
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Event Planning
0%

National Average
$51,000

Data Analysis
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 25%
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