Executive Administrator Salary

Executive Administrators in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $54K annually, but may range from $32K to $81K per year. Cash earnings for Executive Administrators — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $32K to approximately $81K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Work is enjoyable for Executive Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,124 - $82,797
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$35K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,919
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$13.03 - $29.49
(Median)
$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,124 - $82,797  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,339  
Profit Sharing
$881 - $7,634  
Commission
$3,500  
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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$32,454 - $81,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 726
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.03 - $29.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.78  
Overtime
$18.52 - $45.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,339  
   
Commission
$3,500  
Profit Sharing
$881 - $7,634  
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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$32,454 - $81,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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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 considerable drop in salary when they transition into an upper level Office Administrator position, where pay tends to be around $36K.

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Popular Skills for Executive Administrator


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Office Management, Travel Planning, Project Management, and Executive Support are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Payroll Administration, Accounting, and Organizational Development. Those educated in Administration tend to be well versed in 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.


Executive Administrators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $51K on average — a distinctly larger sum. 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

National Average: $51,275

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

For Executive Administrators, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 64 percent greater than the national average. Executive Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+37 percent), New York (+29 percent), San Jose (+27 percent), and Irvine (+22 percent). Compared to the national average, Dallas Executive Administrators have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Los Angeles (14 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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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.

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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Experience Affects Executive Administrator Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Executive Administrator Salaries

Office Management
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Travel Planning
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Executive Support
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Administration
up arrow 4%







Payroll Administration
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 212 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

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: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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