Executive Assistant Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Executive Assistant is $48,515 per year.
Executive Assistant Total Pay (?
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$33,424 - $68,700
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Executive Assistant Total Pay (?
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$12.61 - $27.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,424 - $68,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,126  
Profit Sharing
$496.32 - $6,926  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,300  
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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$31,043 - $69,221  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32,301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.61 - $27.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.41  
Overtime
$18.16 - $45.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,126  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,300  
Profit Sharing
$496.32 - $6,926  
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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$31,043 - $69,221  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32,301
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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 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

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$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
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 17%
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