Executive Administrator Salary

With over one-half 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 $55K per year and can range from $34K on the lower end to $80K per year near the higher end. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Executive Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although around one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$38,176 - $81,711
$38K
$55K
$82K
MEDIAN: $55,021
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$14.17 - $27.81
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$28
MEDIAN: $20.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,176 - $81,711  
   
Bonus
$966 - $9,781  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Commission
$4,069  
Total Pay (?
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$34,012 - $79,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 497
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.17 - $27.81  
   
Overtime
$21.46 - $43.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$966 - $9,781  
   
Commission
$4,069  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$34,012 - $79,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 162

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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 report using a deep pool 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. Those listing Payroll Administration as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Organizational Development and Organizing also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Administration indicates knowledge of Human Resources and Project Management. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Project Management and Human Resources.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Administrator

Pay by Experience for an Executive Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Executive Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 208 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Executive Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 192 salaries. An experienced Executive Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 250 salaries. An Executive Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 155 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,276

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

With a pay rate for Executive Administrators that is 34 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Executive Administrators will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+25 percent), New York (+20 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), and San Diego (+15 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (14 percent lower) and Sacramento (10 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 113 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Executive Administrator Salaries

▲13%

▲7%

National Average
$52,000

▼3%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Executive Administrator Salaries

Travel Administration
▲11%



National Average
$52,000



Scheduling
▼2%





▼6%


▼8%


Payroll Administration
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 25%
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