Executive Administrator Salary

Slightly less than three-fifths of Executive Administrators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $32K to $81K per year, and the average comes out to $54K per year. Total cash compensation for Executive Administrators runs from $32K to $81K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although close to one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The majority of Executive Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,124 - $82,797
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,919
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$13.03 - $29.49
(Median)
$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,124 - $82,797  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,339  
Profit Sharing
$881 - $7,634  
Commission
$3,500  
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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$32,454 - $81,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 726
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.03 - $29.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.78  
Overtime
$18.52 - $45.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,339  
   
Commission
$3,500  
Profit Sharing
$881 - $7,634  
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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$32,454 - $81,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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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.

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Executive Administrators may experience a deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Office Administrator. That position usually brings in $36K.

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Popular Skills for Executive Administrator


Survey takers working as Executive Administrators report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Office Management, Travel Planning, Project Management, and Executive Support are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Payroll Administration, Accounting, and Organizational Development. It is often found that people who know Administration are also skilled in Project Management and Human Resources.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Administrator

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


For Executive Administrators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $51K. Executive Administrators see a median salary of $56K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $60K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,275

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 64 percent, Executive Administrators in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Executive Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+37 percent), New York (+29 percent), San Jose (+27 percent), and Irvine (+22 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Dallas Executive Administrators earning much less — 23 percent less — than the national average. Employers in Atlanta and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Executive Administrator Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Executive Administrator Salaries

Office Management
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Project Management
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Travel Planning
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Event Planning
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Executive Support
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National Average
$51,000

Operations Management
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Data Analysis
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Administration
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 212 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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