Executive Assistant Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Executive Assistant is $48,771 per year. A skill in Travel Administration is associated with high pay for this job.
Executive Assistant Salary (?
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$33,643 - $69,159
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MEDIAN: $48,771
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Executive Assistant Salary (?
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$12.69 - $27.73
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,643 - $69,159  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,191  
Profit Sharing
$493.39 - $6,445  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,529  
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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$31,186 - $69,639  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23,798
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $27.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.40  
Overtime
$18.26 - $45.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,191  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,529  
Profit Sharing
$493.39 - $6,445  
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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$31,186 - $69,639  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,642
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Job Description for Executive Assistant

Executive Assistants provide administrative support to upper-level Executives within a company. A typical workday is from 9AM-5PM, Monday through Friday, though hours may vary according to the needs of a company. Time is spent in a fast-paced, indoor office setting, carrying out various important administrative functions. Tasks may include arranging calls and meetings, making travel plans, preparing reports and other paperwork, file management, mail sorting, answering requests for information and general correspondence.
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Executive Assistant Tasks
  • Conduct research, prepare correspondence, expense and statistical reporting.
  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Supervise clerical staff.
  • Screen phone calls, emails, mail and visitors; route and resolve information requests.
  • Coordinates space and office organization, and special projects.

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Executive Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Executive Assistant?
Executive Assistant in Hanover:
"Executive Assistant for a Government Contractor."
Pros: Planning events, planning travel, scheduling meetings, great coworkers, interacting with other executives and management from partnering companies.
Cons: Taking notes and meeting minutes, having to pay daily tolls for my commute.
Executive Assistant in Aurora:
"Lots Of Duties And Responsibilities, Stressful, Learn A Lot."
Pros: Learns the duties and responsibilities and provides assistance and backup for the Chief Executive Officer, Billing Director, and Director of Records and Compliance. I have the opportunity to learn and grow so much.
Cons: Stress level, unnecessary tasks, coworker.
Executive Assistant in Jericho:
"Boring And Busy."
Pros: I work for a lot of different people, not just one partner so that keeps it a little more interesting. I have varied responsibilities.
Cons: The work itself is tedious and boring, nothing interesting about clicking a mouse and typing the same things over and over (tax return and financial statement processing).

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Experience Affects Executive Assistant Salaries

National Average
$47,000

Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries

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Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%
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