Executive Administrator Salary

A little over a half of Executive Administrators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $34K to $80K per year, and the average comes out to $55K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — roughly a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. For the most part, Executive Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,846 - $83,458
$37K
$55K
$83K
MEDIAN: $54,505
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$14.44 - $27.27
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$27
MEDIAN: $20.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,846 - $83,458  
   
Bonus
$888 - $9,999  
Profit Sharing
$2,150  
Commission
$4,069  
Total Pay (?
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$33,811 - $80,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 496
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.44 - $27.27  
   
Overtime
$21.68 - $42.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$888 - $9,999  
   
Commission
$4,069  
Profit Sharing
$2,150  
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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$33,811 - $80,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 164

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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.

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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 Travel Administration, Travel Planning, Event Planning, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration, Organizational Development, and Accounting. 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

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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $42K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $50K. On average, Executive Administrators make $55K following one to two decades on the job. Executive Administrators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $59K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,429

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Executive Administrators, 37 percent above the national average. Executive Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+36 percent), New York (+22 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), and San Jose (+13 percent). Executive Administrators in Dallas earn salaries far below the national average by 24 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (13 percent lower) and Sacramento (9 percent lower).

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.

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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 104 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Executive Administrator Salaries

▲14%

▲8%

National Average
$51,000

▼2%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Executive Administrator Salaries

Travel Administration
▲13%



Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$51,000


Scheduling
▼1%





▼6%


▼7%


Payroll Administration
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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