Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Executive Assistants can expect wages of $41K annually on average. In the world of Entry-Level Executive Assistants, final incomes generally run from $28K to $58K; this includes potential for up to $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with a few high performers earning commissions of $14K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Slightly less than a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,028 - $58,666
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,493
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$11.63 - $23.64
(Median)
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary 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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,028 - $58,666  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,125  
Profit Sharing
$299.71 - $5,186  
Commission
$102.13 - $14,289  
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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$28,172 - $58,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 7,017
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $23.64  
   
Overtime
$16.42 - $37.45  
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 - $5,125  
   
Commission
$102.13 - $14,289  
Profit Sharing
$299.71 - $5,186  
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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$28,172 - $58,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,240

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Those at Clear Channel Communications, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $44K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Executive Assistants in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Executive Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+22 percent), New York (+21 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Portland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 5 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and Austin (4 percent lower).

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What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Executive Assistant in Grand Rapids:
"Income."
I wish I'd know what the financial 'caps' were for my position. Same positions are now starting at nearly what I currently make after 23 years, including all benefits.

Executive Assistant in Los Angeles:
"Learning Key Internal Processes."
Seek and cultivate relationships with internal contacts when learning new processes that relate to your job function and keep your manager updated with a time line of your progress of getting tasks completed. Always provide next steps and eta of completion.

Executive Assistant in Rome:
"Self-starter with strong sense of ownership and involvement."
Self-starter with strong sense of ownership and involvement is critical with a high energy level and strong work ethic. Must also be flexible to work overtime if needed. The following ESSENTIAL TRAITS: Helpful, Organized, Analytical, Takes Initiative, Wants Challenge, Diplomatic, Trustworthy, Precise, Warmth & Empathy, Writing & Language, Resourceful, Non-Smoker. The following DESIRABLE TRAITS: Computer/Tech Savvy, Clerical, Optimistic, High Tolerance for Pressure, Enthusiastic, Collaborative, Authoritative when Necessary, Manages Stress Well, Systematic, Creative.

Executive Assistant in Chicago:
Partner with your C Level executive. Ask questions and make a list of preferences regarding travel, food, lodgings.

Executive Assistant in Kinnelon:
"Compensation & Benefits Package."
If possible, review the package of the previous executive assistant.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salaries


Event Planning
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Scheduling
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Microsoft Outlook
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Project Management
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Administration
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Office Management
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Project Coordinating
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Office
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Organizing
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Human Resources
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2227 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 22%