Executive Administrator Salary
With over one-half 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 $55K per year and can range from $34K on the lower end to $80K per year near the higher end. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Executive Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although around one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$38,176 - $81,711|
|Bonus||$966 - $9,781|
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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).)
|$34,012 - $79,538|
|Hourly Rate||$14.17 - $27.81|
|Overtime||$21.46 - $43.15|
|Bonus||$966 - $9,781|
|Total Pay (||$34,012 - $79,538|
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.
Popular Skills for Executive Administrator
Executive Administrators report using a deep pool 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. For most people, competency in Administration indicates knowledge of Human Resources and Project Management. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Project Management and Human Resources.
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
With a pay rate for Executive Administrators that is 34 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Executive Administrators will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+25 percent), New York (+20 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), and San Diego (+15 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (14 percent lower) and Sacramento (10 percent lower).
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