Executive Assistant Salary

The average salary for an Executive Assistant is $49,516 per year.

$34,241 - $70,404
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,515
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50%
90%

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$12.86 - $28.40
(Median)
$13
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,241 - $70,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,427  
Profit Sharing
$489.22 - $6,932  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,365  
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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$31,613 - $70,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23,411
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $28.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$18.52 - $47.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,427  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,365  
Profit Sharing
$489.22 - $6,932  
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).
)
$31,613 - $70,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8,466

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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 Warren:
"Very rewarding and offers a challenge that I like."
Pros: Constantly being busy with multiple tasks and achieving success through completion and being efficient.
Cons: I feel that I am over worked and under paid.

Executive Assistant in Dallas:
"Fulfilling."
Pros: I love my job, I can see the direct effect I have on the workplace and it makes me fulfilled.
Cons: That there are no benefits and the pay is low.

Executive Assistant in Las Vegas:
"Gratifying, challenging, stressful at times."
Pros: I enjoy the job and the variety of responsibility that it brings each day.
Cons: My supervisors mood swings, the numerous list of priorities in an unacceptable time frame to accomplish.

Executive Assistant in The Woodlands:
"Corporate culture, positive office conditions, medium stress."
Pros: Corporate culture, positive atmosphere, people depend on me for many things,
Cons: Underpaid, pay is hourly rate, overtime is minimal.

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.

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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 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Office Management
up arrow 1%

Administration
0%

National Average
$48,000

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6717 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
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%