Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Executive Assistants lies in the neighborhood of $42K per year. Total cash payments to Entry-Level Executive Assistants include potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission. In exceptional cases, the first two can peak near $5K each, and the last component can even exceed $14K (albeit rarely); this causes total cash payments to vary between $28K and $59K. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Executive Assistants. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,136 - $58,935
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,802
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$11.72 - $23.79
(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
$30,136 - $58,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,127  
Profit Sharing
$300.57 - $5,089  
Commission
$96.96 - $14,398  
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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$28,374 - $58,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 7,151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.72 - $23.79  
   
Overtime
$16.43 - $38.10  
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 - $5,127  
   
Commission
$96.96 - $14,398  
Profit Sharing
$300.57 - $5,089  
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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$28,374 - $58,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,275
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Entry-Level Executive Assistants flock to Clear Channel Communications, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $44K lead the pack in compensation.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 34 percent, Entry-Level Executive Assistants in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Executive Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+23 percent), New York (+21 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). Portland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent. Austin and Miami are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

Executive Assistant Advice

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

Executive Assistant in Oakland:
"Manage the day to day operations of the president's office."
Attention to detail is a must. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Good communications skills.

Executive Assistant in Lakeland:
"Does it evolve?"
Find a company that you can grow with and develop your skill set to meet the changing needs of the company.

Executive Assistant in Chicago:
"Negotiate everything."
Identify pain points quickly with your boss and make them go away. The more you can do that, the more they. Will trust you.

Executive Assistant in Dallas:
"That there was no opportunity for advancement."
Be ready for a hectic pace where you ALONE will support 60 people. The phones are extremely busy, the front desk traffic is non stop and travel is constant! You have to CONSTANTLY negotiate with airlines, hotels and automobile rental companies with little satisfaction! DO NOT EXPECT PRAISE. You will never get it. Be ready to be discouraged and unappreciated. Good Luck!

Executive Assistant in Memphis:
"New responsibility without added pay."
I am a dedicated worker and I am always committed to excellence with every job assignment. I wish I had known when I first started with the organization, to balance taking on new responsibilities above my pay grade without asking for the appropriate adjustment in salary. I have acquired many new challenging responsibilities, and have found success, but have not always been awarded with the proper pay increase.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2034 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 22%
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