Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salary (United States)

About three-quarters of Entry-Level Executive Assistants report fewer than five years in the field, making for a fairly junior workforce. The group as a whole takes home roughly $39,775 annually on average. In the world of Entry-Level Executive Assistants, overall cash earnings stretch from $29,780 near the bottom to $57,167 near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run near $5,058 and profit sharing that can exceed $5,884, along with commissions approaching $13,300. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company. Health benefits are not claimed by all—22 percent lack any form of coverage—but most have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Executive Assistants is high. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salary (?
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$29,780 - $57,167
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MEDIAN: $40,866
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Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salary (?
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$11.52 - $23.06
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$29,780 - $57,167  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,058  
Profit Sharing
$304.73 - $5,884  
Commission
$255.00 - $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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$27,746 - $57,023  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.52 - $23.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.75  
Overtime
$16.30 - $36.89  
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 - $5,058  
   
Commission
$255.00 - $13,300  
Profit Sharing
$304.73 - $5,884  
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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$27,746 - $57,023  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,371
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Executive Assistant

The most lucrative gig in town can be found at Clear Channel Communications, Inc., where the average salary is $43,693. Ameriprise Financial, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $30,588.

Pay Difference By Location

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Entry-Level Executive Assistants will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. Entry-Level Executive Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), Boston (+19 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Washington (+7 percent). Miami is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 6 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (-5 percent) and Portland (-3 percent).

Executive Assistant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Executive Assistant in Atlanta:
"Different Titles For Same Work."
If you're looking for work, especially in government, consider including other titles to your search.
Executive Assistant in Chandler:
"Work Harder Than You Think You Should."
"perception is reality." It doesn't matter if you work your ass off, if it isn't perceived, it doesn't matter.
Executive Assistant in Tampa:
"Confidentiality Required."
You will be responsible for maintaining private correspondence and bank accounts. Multi-tasking is critical and no two days will be the same.
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 !

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salaries

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Gender

Female
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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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