The average salary for an Executive Assistant is $52,007 per year.

$35,979 - $74,640
$36K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $52,007
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$13.74 - $29.52
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,979 - $74,640  
   
Bonus
$828 - $9,773  
Profit Sharing
$498.67 - $7,399  
Commission
$680 - $19,813  
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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$33,198 - $74,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15,665
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $29.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.16  
Overtime
$21.17 - $50.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$828 - $9,773  
   
Commission
$680 - $19,813  
Profit Sharing
$498.67 - $7,399  
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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$33,198 - $74,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5,996

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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

  • 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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,285

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Executive Assistant Reviews

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

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.

Executive Assistant in Knoxville:
"Exhausting."
Pros: Off on holidays. Decent pay with bonuses. Sense of accomplishment when tasks and projects are completed.
Cons: High stress. Constant change. Long hours.

Executive Assistant in Oklahoma:
"It's great if you have a good boss."
Pros: Interacting with clients and building relationships with them. Helping the whole team and training others. Learning new skills and being in the know about office happenings. Being able to learn from boss by working closely together. Flexible schedule. Supportive team.
Cons: Having a dependent boss. Not being compensated for added responsibilities. Working for a government organization. Having to take he fall for a boss dragging their feet.

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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 3157 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Executive Assistant Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3157 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
29%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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