Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Executive Assistants pull down an average of $43K annually. Overall incomes of Entry-Level Executive Assistants generally bottom out at around $29K and peak near $59K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $5K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While some workers in this profession — just over a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Executive Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,532 - $60,120
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$60K
MEDIAN: $42,829
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$11.88 - $24.01
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,532 - $60,120  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,238  
Profit Sharing
$300.57 - $5,079  
Commission
$97.87 - $20,426  
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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$28,844 - $59,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7,656
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $24.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.51 - $39.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,238  
   
Commission
$97.87 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$300.57 - $5,079  
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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$28,844 - $59,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,557
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Entry-Level Executive Assistants seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Mindbody, Inc, where the average salary comes to $54K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,933

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Executive Assistants, 35 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Executive Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+22 percent), New York (+20 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 11 percent below the national average. Miami and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 5 percent less than the median.

Executive Assistant Advice

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

Executive Assistant in New York:
"Benefits in nonprofit not great."
Know technology very well and be proactive and not afraid to lead your boss. Finesse is a plus.

Executive Assistant in Washington:
Always be prepared to work, be flexible, and adapt to change. Knowing your supervisor and anticipating questions will allow you to plan properly. An example would be if you know that your supervisor does not like to meet after 4 pm, do not schedule any meetings at that time without their approval.

Executive Assistant in Fairbanks:
"Expectations."
Get clear and concise definition of role and responsibilities. Continually ask for feedback to take corrective actions to improve performance.

Executive Assistant in Seaford:
"Strong Microsoft Office Skills."
Keep up on your Computer Skills. Take classes when offered. Professionalism, Honesty and Integrity a must. Never be satisfied where you are. Always strive for the next level.

Executive Assistant in Draper:
"Accommodation to different personalities is required."
Need to be able to multi-task and change direction on projects at the drop of a dime. Maintaining accuracy and clear records will help if research is needed after a period of time has pass.

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Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries


Event Planning
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Project Management
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Scheduling
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Microsoft Outlook
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Office Management
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Project Coordinating
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Administration
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National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Organizing
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Microsoft Excel
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Human Resources
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Office Administration
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2014 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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