Executive Administrator Salary

With just under three-fifths 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 $53K per year and can range from $32K on the lower end to $82K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation to Executive Administrators bottoms out near $32K and approaches $82K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Executive Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,573 - $82,529
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,393
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$12.85 - $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
$34,573 - $82,529  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,571  
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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$31,771 - $81,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 673
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $29.90  
   
Overtime
$18.22 - $44.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,571  
   
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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$31,771 - $81,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 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


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Project Management and Human Resources. The majority of those who know Administration also 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $51K. Executive Administrators bring in $57K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $60K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Executive Administrators, 62 percent above the national average. Executive Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+31 percent), San Jose (+28 percent), Washington (+27 percent), and Irvine (+23 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Executive Administrators is geography, with workers in Dallas earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Houston (19 percent lower and 7 percent lower, 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
up arrow 1%

Administration
up arrow 4%







Payroll Administration
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 214 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: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 25%
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