Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salary
The average Entry-Level Executive Assistant earns approximately $44K annually. Overall compensation packages to Entry-Level Executive Assistants range from $29K on the low end to $61K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $8K and profit sharing that approaches $6K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $21K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — roughly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Executive Assistants. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Many Entry-Level Executive Assistants can be found at Amazon.com Inc, Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Ameriprise Financial, Inc., and Mindbody, Inc, firms that are at the top of the field. Amazon.com Inc pays the most with a median salary of $68K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $39K to a high of $77K. Mindbody, Inc, EY (Ernst & Young), and Viacom Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level Executive Assistants earning around $54K, $48K, or $45K at each firm, respectively.
Considering that the median salary at Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is a shallow $40K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is 71 percent less than the top paying company. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Ameriprise Financial, Inc. at $41K, Clear Channel Communications, Inc. at $44K, and Viacom Inc., where $45K is the norm.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Entry-Level Executive Assistants that is 40 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Executive Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+23 percent), New York (+17 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Miami is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 4 percent less in Portland and 3 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.