Executive Administrator Salary

More than half of Executive Administrators in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $34K to $78K per year, but median earnings come to around $55K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Executive Administrators. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,990 - $80,128
$39K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,066
10%
50%
90%

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$14.18 - $27.79
$14
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.92
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50%
90%

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$0$80K
Salary $38,990 - $80,128
Bonus $906 - $8,823
Profit Sharing $2,500
Commission $4,000
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).
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$34,288 - $78,220
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 507
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $14.18 - $27.79
Overtime $22.82 - $46.54
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $906 - $8,823
Commission $4,000
Profit Sharing $2,500
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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$34,288 - $78,220
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 165

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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Executive Administrator


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Executive Administrators may experience a considerable drop in salary when they transition into an upper level Office Administrator position, where pay tends to be around $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, Event Planning, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Payroll Administration as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Organizational Development and Organizing also typically command lower compensation. 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

Pay by Experience for an Executive Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Executive Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 208 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Executive Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 192 salaries. An experienced Executive Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 250 salaries. An Executive Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 155 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,489

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

Executive Administrators will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Executive Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+25 percent), New York (+19 percent), San Francisco (+15 percent), and San Diego (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks. Dallas and Sacramento are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.

Executive Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Executive Administrator?

Executive Administrator in Birmingham:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Making a difference in the lives of others by effectively and actively working to ensure our clients rights are protected.
Cons:

Executive Administrator in Culver:
"Executive Administrator Life."
Pros: I mostly like working for a company that works hard at their craft and believes in the product and service we provide for the Energy Efficiency Industry.
Cons: That we are stuck in between as a small business and becoming a medium sized business. The pains of a small business. The wearing of many hats. I see everyone getting burnt out.

Executive Administrator in Garfield:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: I like the family feel the company has.
Cons: Unfair treatment and favoritism.

Executive Administrator in BINTULU, MALAYSIA:
"EXPERIENCE."
Pros: MONITORING, MENTORING , TRAINING, ORGANIZING AND MANAGING.
Cons: MULTIPLE TASK WITH LAST MINUTE JOB REQUIRMENT AND INSANE DATELINE. PLUS, OTHER WORK THAT TOTALY NOT UNDER MY JOBSCOPE.

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Key Stats for Executive Administrator

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
26%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Executive Administrator Salaries

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$52,000

▼3%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Executive Administrator Salaries

Travel Administration
▲10%



National Average
$52,000





Scheduling
▼3%



▼6%


▼9%


Payroll Administration
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 24%
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