Executive Assistant Salary

The average salary for an Executive Assistant is $52,150 per year.

$36,145 - $75,135
$36K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $52,493
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$13.98 - $29.81
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MEDIAN: $20.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,145 - $75,135  
   
Bonus
$808 - $9,706  
Profit Sharing
$491.51 - $7,069  
Commission
$981 - $20,131  
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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$33,412 - $74,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15,469
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.98 - $29.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$21.32 - $50.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$808 - $9,706  
   
Commission
$981 - $20,131  
Profit Sharing
$491.51 - $7,069  
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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$33,412 - $74,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6,073

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Job Description for Executive Assistant

An executive assistant provides administrative support and clerical assistance to executive and director-level management within a company. The assistant typically helps schedule and manage the itinerary of an executive, including scheduling meetings, travel and other demands on the executive's time. They also perform clerical and office duties; these may include running errands, screening phone calls, supervising clerical assistants and drafting letters and other documentation on behalf of the executive.

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Executive Assistant Tasks

  • Screen phone calls, emails, mail and visitors; route and resolve information requests.
  • Coordinates space and office organization, and special projects.
  • Supervise clerical staff.
  • Conduct research, prepare correspondence, expense and statistical reporting.
  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Executive Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Executive Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 7,318 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Executive Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 6,335 salaries. An experienced Executive Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 7,931 salaries. An Executive Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 4,626 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,639

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Executive Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Executive Assistant?

Executive Assistant in Tampa:
Pros: Meeting and communicating with new people from all around the world.Going abroad for business travels (tho very rarely)
Cons: Working overtime, little space for personal life, extremely stressful environment, "if you do everything right, no one notices that, but if you mess up - the boss if furious" Working on weekends. Zero opportunity for professional growth.

Executive Assistant in Denver:
"Gain Experience."
Pros: Gain experience and build your resume. Exposure to organizational dynamics. Business management responsibilities. Relationships with Board of Directors.
Cons: Manipulation. Coworkers' romances. Power dynamics. Marginalization.

Executive Assistant in Overland Park:
Pros: I like the fact that I am not micro-managed. I am trusted to get the things I am assigned done. My manager trusts that I will get things taken care of correctly and efficiently.
Cons: I have so many jobs on my to-do list that I can't keep up nor do quality work. The person I have that I can assign some of the tasks to, isn't careful and makes mistakes or forgets to do the task. I continuously have new tasks assigned to me to add to my load.

Executive Assistant in Camas:
"The culture, the flexibility, location, environment, benefit."
Pros: The culture, the flexibility, location, environment, health benefits package, freebies.
Cons: Location is too far from my house.

Executive Assistant in Orlando:
Pros: I'm allowed to create my own systems and solve problems without constantly checking with my boss. I enjoy helping our members.
Cons: I've been given responsibilities far above and beyond my original duties and barely compensated for the changes. I've absorbed a coworker's job as well as half of a Vice President's.

Executive Assistant in San Francisco:
"Keeps you on your toes."
Pros: Great environment; great, smart, nice open-minded employers and. Co-workers; high level of autonomy; constant positive feedback; room for self-expression, to experiment with new ideas and think outside the box, to grow; no corporate politics.
Cons: No clear role descriptions, slight inefficiencies, little non-work related team interaction, somewhat inconvenient location.

Executive Assistant in Boston:
"Power and autonomy."
Pros: You have a lot of autonomy to get things done and if you have a good relationship with your boss you can benefit from this.
Cons: Many times people will think that the EA is an admin to everyone on the team which is not always the case.

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Key Stats for Executive Assistant

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3417 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Executive Assistant Salaries

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National Average
$51,000

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Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries





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National Average
$51,000

Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3417 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 19%
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