Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salary

The average Entry-Level Executive Assistant earns approximately $42K annually. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Executive Assistants ($28K to $59K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Entry-Level Executive Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly more than a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,149 - $59,075

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$11.73 - $23.73

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,149 - $59,075  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,138  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $5,085  
Commission
$96.96 - $12,365  
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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$28,409 - $58,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 7,193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $23.73  
   
Overtime
$16.51 - $38.13  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,138  
   
Commission
$96.96 - $12,365  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $5,085  
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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$28,409 - $58,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,286
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Executive Assistant


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


For Entry-Level Executive Assistants, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 35 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Executive Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+22 percent), New York (+21 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 7 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (5 percent less) and Miami (3 percent less).

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


Event Planning
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Project Management
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Scheduling
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Microsoft Outlook
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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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Organizing
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2006 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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