Executive Assistant Salary

The average salary for an Executive Assistant is $49,820 per year.

$34,483 - $70,995

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$13.01 - $28.52

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,483 - $70,995  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,773  
Profit Sharing
$485.55 - $6,821  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,657  
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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$31,835 - $71,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24,021
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.01 - $28.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.32  
Overtime
$18.77 - $47.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,773  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,657  
Profit Sharing
$485.55 - $6,821  
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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$31,835 - $71,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8,628
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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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What is it like working as an Executive Assistant?

Executive Assistant in Grand Rapids:
"Executive Assistant review."
Pros: I like working with top management everyday as direct assistant. I'm direct assistant with CEO, CFO, and VP so I see all aspects of our company daily.
Cons: What I like least about my job is the amount of work I do for our top executivies for my rate of pay.

Executive Assistant in New York:
"Fashion Life."
Pros: I like that everyday is a different agenda, and I'm constantly meeting new people. I really appreciate that I am around people that I hope to one be like, financially. Most importantly, I like that I believe in the endless possibilities of this company and how far it can go.
Cons: I don't like that I feel like the under dog. Most importantly the pay.

Executive Assistant in Oakland:
"Great Position that Keeps you On your Toes!"
Pros: Project management, supervising a team of hard-working individuals that need training and guidance, accounting, charging clients for services received, building customer relationships, fixing minor computer and printer issues.
Cons: The low pay for the amount of work and dedication I have to the company, the environment in which my desk resides (in a multi-purpose room), employee turnover.

Executive Assistant in Monterey:
"Excellent Learning Experience."
Pros: Ability to learn a wide variety of aspects of the event planning business.
Cons: Inability to rise financially based on position/title.

Executive Assistant in Arlington:
Pros: I meet a lot of people. I make my own decisions and learn a lot through my career. Very flexible, cultural and a swanky environment. In addition I love my team.
Cons: It can be demanding and at time tedious. Stressful with long hours.

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Experience Affects Executive Assistant Salaries



National Average
$48,000



Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries



Event Planning
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 3%

Project Management
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Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Administration
0%

Office Management
0%

National Average
$48,000

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6279 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

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: 55% employee benefits None: 17%
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