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Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Executive Assistants may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $41K per year. The final incomes of Entry-Level Executive Assistants generally vary between $28K and $58K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $5K, $6K, and $15K, respectively. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$29,863 - $57,770
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MEDIAN: $41,069
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$11.56 - $23.31
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,863 - $57,770  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,062  
Profit Sharing
$303.19 - $5,817  
Commission
$204.88 - $14,797  
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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$27,879 - $57,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,090
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $23.31  
   
Overtime
$16.48 - $37.10  
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 - $5,062  
   
Commission
$204.88 - $14,797  
Profit Sharing
$303.19 - $5,817  
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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$27,879 - $57,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,282
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Executive Assistant


The biggest paychecks can be found at Clear Channel Communications, Inc. — the median salary there is $44K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Executive Assistants, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Executive Assistants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+21 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 4 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (4 percent less) and Portland (3 percent less).

Executive Assistant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Executive Assistant in Kinnelon:
"Compensation & Benefits Package."
If possible, review the package of the previous executive assistant.
Executive Assistant in Los Angeles:
"Like it Enough and Do it with Good People."
Job satisfaction is important but so many people focus on having a career/job that they love doing. Its great if you can make this happen, but life is full of compromises. If you find a job you like enough and you don't hate. You aren't doing too bad. Find something you like enough and do it with good people. Sometimes its not what you do but who you doing it with that creates an enjoyable work environment.
Executive Assistant in Orlando:
"Change Is The New Norm."
Be prepared for changes in people, in duties, in atmosphere. Treat everyone with respect, you will be surprised at the help you will receive.
Executive Assistant in San Diego:
"Would Have Chosen The Real Estate Industry Earlier In My Career."
You have to be two steps ahead of your boss and don't assume anything. Challenging job that changes by the minutes so you have to be organized.
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.

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 Office
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$40,000

Office Administration
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Organizing
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2389 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

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