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Executive Administrator Salary

With just below three-fifths of Executive Administrators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Executive Administrators is $53K annually and can range from $32K on the lower end to $81K per year near the higher end. 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 $20K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Some workers in this field — approximately one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Job satisfaction for Executive Administrators is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,699 - $81,538
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$82K
MEDIAN: $52,535
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$12.74 - $29.72
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,699 - $81,538  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,152  
Profit Sharing
$1,002 - $19,866  
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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$31,579 - $81,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 655
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.74 - $29.72  
   
Overtime
$18.21 - $44.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,002 - $19,866  
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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$31,579 - $81,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 228

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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' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like Office Administrator. The typical income for an Office Administrator is $36K.

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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 Executive Support, Travel Planning, Office Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Payroll Administration, Accounting, and Organizational Development. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Project Management and Human Resources. Most people familiar with Administration also 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Executive Administrators make a median salary of $56K. 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


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Executive Administrators, 60 percent higher than the national average. Executive Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+37 percent), Washington (+28 percent), San Jose (+27 percent), and San Diego (+19 percent). Executive Administrators in Dallas make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (13 percent lower) and Houston (10 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Executive Administrator Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Executive Administrator Salaries


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

Organizing
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 223 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

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: 71% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 25%