Executive Assistant Salary

The average salary for an Executive Assistant is $50,390 per year.

$34,902 - $71,901
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,390
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$13.18 - $29.01
(Median)
$13
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,902 - $71,901  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,050  
Profit Sharing
$490.13 - $7,066  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$32,175 - $72,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25,366
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $29.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.30 - $48.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,050  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$490.13 - $7,066  
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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$32,175 - $72,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9,206
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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 by Experience Level for Executive Assistant

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,050

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Executive Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Executive Assistant?

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.

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.

What is it like working as an Executive Assistant at Microsoft Corp?

Executive Assistant in Boston:
"Excellent corporation, benefits and work environment."
Pros: The pay and benefits are definitely above average, the work environment is casual and telecommuting is mostly always an option. I was lucky enough to be paid hourly based on a yearly salary and therefore got overtime.
Cons: Not much of a work-life balance. Lots of work but I think that's to be expected since customers/clients/contacts are global.

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Experience Affects Executive Assistant Salaries



National Average
$49,000



Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries



Event Planning
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Project Management
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Scheduling
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Microsoft Outlook
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Microsoft Office
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Project Coordinating
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Office Management
0%

National Average
$49,000

Administration
up arrow 1%

Organizing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
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Office Administration
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6316 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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