Executive Administrator Salary
A little over a half of Executive Administrators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $34K to $80K per year, and the average comes out to $55K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — roughly a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. For the most part, Executive Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
Executive administrators work in a fast-paced office environment in which accountability is key. Hours may vary greatly depending on the needs of the company and its executives; however, the administrator can generally expect to work during regular business hours.
Executive administrators generally need a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and at least three years of related experience. Additional human resources experience may be preferred. Knowledge of basic computer software such as the Microsoft Office suite is also needed, as is knowledge of basic office equipment such as copiers, fax machines, and printers. Organizational skills and the ability to multitask are essential, as are self motivation, critical thinking skills, and decision making skills.
Executive Administrator Tasks
- Greet and screen callers and visitors, and direct them to the appropriate person or area.
- Organize, reserve, and oversee conference room assignments.
- Collaborate with other administrative staff, financial department and other team to create and follow policies.
- Prepare calendars, reports, invoices, summaries, financial statements, travel itineraries, and other documents.
- Create, read, analyze, file, retrieve and organize organizational documents, invoices and orders.
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Popular Skills for Executive Administrator
Executive Administrators seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Travel Administration, Travel Planning, Event Planning, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration, Organizational Development, and Accounting. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Project Management and Human Resources. Those familiar with Administration also tend to know 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.
Executive Administrators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $42K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $50K. On average, Executive Administrators make $55K following one to two decades on the job. Executive Administrators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $59K on average.
Pay Difference by Location
San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Executive Administrators, 37 percent above the national average. Executive Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+36 percent), New York (+22 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), and San Jose (+13 percent). Executive Administrators in Dallas earn salaries far below the national average by 24 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (13 percent lower) and Sacramento (9 percent lower).
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