Executive Administrator Salary

Executive Administrators in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under three-fifths of Executive Administrators. Salaries average out to around $53K per year and spread from $32K to $81K per year. In the world of Executive Administrators, overall income ranges from $32K near the bottom to $81K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Executive Administrators is high. One in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,557 - $82,321
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$82K
MEDIAN: $53,083
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$12.92 - $29.90
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,557 - $82,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,601  
Profit Sharing
$1,152 - $20,426  
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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$31,828 - $81,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 671
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.92 - $29.90  
   
Overtime
$18.51 - $44.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,601  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,152 - $20,426  
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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$31,828 - $81,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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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 experience a deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Office Administrator. That position usually brings in $36K.

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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, Office Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Those listing Payroll Administration as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounting and Human Resources also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Microsoft Office also know Project Management and Human Resources. Those educated in Administration tend to be well versed in 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $56K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Executive Administrators, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 62 percent above the national average. Executive Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+31 percent), Washington (+28 percent), San Jose (+26 percent), and Irvine (+23 percent). Executive Administrators in Dallas take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 24 percent less than the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Executive Administrator Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Executive Administrator Salaries

Travel Administration
up arrow 13%


Office Management
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
0%

Event Planning
0%

National Average
$51,000

Data Analysis
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 216 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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