Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Executive Assistant is $40,678 per year.
Entry-Level Executive Assistant Total Pay (?
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$29,691 - $56,922
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MEDIAN: $40,677
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Entry-Level Executive Assistant Total Pay (?
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$11.44 - $22.97
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,691 - $56,922  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,047  
Profit Sharing
$306.74 - $5,801  
Commission
$304.10 - $11,836  
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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$27,596 - $56,831  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10,744
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.44 - $22.97  
   
Overtime
$16.08 - $36.83  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,047  
   
Commission
$304.10 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$306.74 - $5,801  
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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$27,596 - $56,831  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10,744
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Executive Assistant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Executive Assistant in Washington:
"Work Hard And Continue To Learn."
Learn all that you can about the company you are working for. Make your boss look good at all costs. Keep current with new techniques and trends. Always strive to be your best. Dress appropriately.
Executive Assistant in Baltimore:
Never let anyone know how hard you work. Be prepared for all the what ifs and oh shits. And never let them see you stress. Good luck !
Executive Assistant in Rochelle Park:
"The Politics Of Inequality Within A Law Firm."
Learn to delegate or ask for help if you are overloaded. Do not let stress get to you by trying to do everything and please everyone. You cannot be an expert at one thing if you have too many things on your plate.
Executive Assistant in New York:
"Ask More Probing Questions About The Executive."
Ask about their style, temperament, management of staff under pressure, consistency, how they behave when negotiating. If I had the opportunity to get more honest answers to these questions, I would have been in a better position to evaluate the job offer.
Executive Assistant in Missoula:
"Don't Be A Doormat."
If they give you four people's worth of duties, but only one person's paycheck and hours, don't beat yourself up over what you cannot control.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salaries

Scheduling
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Gender

Female
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female alumni
 
Male
8%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 22%
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