Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salary

An average Entry-Level Executive Assistant can expect to take home roughly $43K annually. 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 $20K (albeit rarely); this causes total cash payments to vary between $29K and $59K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Just over a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Executive Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$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 (?
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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 flock to Mindbody, Inc for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $54K lead the pack in compensation.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,933

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

Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Entry-Level Executive Assistants in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. 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. Workers in Miami and Austin earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 5 percent.

Executive Assistant Advice

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

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.

Executive Assistant in Lafayette:
"Research salaries of peer positions internal and external."
Build your network of colleagues so that you have resources for information.

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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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