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Executive Administrator Salary

Executive Administrators in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $32K to $82K per year, median earnings come to $53K per year. Final cash compensation to Executive Administrators varies from around $32K to approximately $82K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $20K, respectively. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Close to one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,796 - $82,479
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$82K
MEDIAN: $52,963
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$12.73 - $29.69
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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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
$34,796 - $82,479  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,199  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $20,000  
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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$31,570 - $81,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 656
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.73 - $29.69  
   
Overtime
$18.17 - $44.27  
National Annualized 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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,199  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $20,000  
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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$31,570 - $81,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229

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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 see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Office Administrator. The average pay 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 Travel Planning, Executive Support, Office Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Payroll Administration, Accounting, and Human Resources. The majority of those who know Administration also know Human Resources and Project Management. A tool kit that includes Microsoft Office also typically contains 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $40K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. Executive Administrators bring in $56K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 59 percent, Executive Administrators in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Executive Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+34 percent), Washington (+28 percent), San Jose (+26 percent), and Irvine (+22 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Executive Administrator's salary, with Dallas Executive Administrators earning salaries that are 24 percent less than the national average. Atlanta and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Executive Administrator Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Executive Administrator Salaries


Executive Support
up arrow 6%

Office Management
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$51,000

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Organizing
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Payroll Administration
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 222 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%
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