Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Executive Assistants pull down an average of $46K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Executive Assistants varies from $30K to $62K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K each. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Executive Assistants is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$31,949 - $63,952
$32K
$46K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,546
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$12.42 - $25.07
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$0$63K
Salary $31,949 - $63,952
Bonus $506 - $7,323
Profit Sharing $397.32 - $7,062
Commission $833 - $20,984
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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$29,960 - $62,274
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,896
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $12.42 - $25.07
Hourly Tips $0.16
Overtime $19.53 - $41.34
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $506 - $7,323
Commission $833 - $20,984
Profit Sharing $397.32 - $7,062
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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$29,960 - $62,274
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,522

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Dominating the field, Amazon.com Inc, Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Ameriprise Financial, Inc., and Mindbody, Inc are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Executive Assistants. Although Amazon.com Inc boasts the highest average salary in town at $67K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $40K or as much as $79K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Mindbody, Inc, EY (Ernst & Young), and Viacom Inc., top-paying firms where Entry-Level Executive Assistants rake in a respectable $54K, $48K, or $45K, respectively.

With a median salary of $40K, Keller Williams Realty, Inc. provides Entry-Level Executive Assistants with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $53K, limiting employee salary growth. Ameriprise Financial, Inc., Clear Channel Communications, Inc., and Viacom Inc. also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $41K, $44K, and $45K-paychecks on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,017

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Executive Assistants, 40 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Executive Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+17 percent), New York (+16 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). Miami ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Portland and Atlanta (5 percent less).

Executive Assistant Advice

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

Executive Assistant in Chicago:
"Be ready for multitasking."
This is the right job for you can handle multiple people and don't get frustrated easy.

Executive Assistant in Edison:
"Only build others up."
Working with other Executive Assistants to empower each other and build each other up can only accomplish great things for the organization.

Executive Assistant in Raleigh:
"When I started 13 years ago."
This job is not hard but can be challenging. It's all about balance. The key is being organized and keeping notes and deadlines.

Executive Assistant in Nashville:
"Truth about work load."
Make sure to ask management styles, some are more needy than others, and when you support different roles and have different projects due at same time, clarify with senior execs that you are working on other projects and when do they REALLY need the project done. This will cause you less stress. Train them to respect your time, you are not just sitting around.

Executive Assistant in North Andover:
Be professional, on time and dress appropriately. Never gossip or relay any information you may be privy to.

Executive Assistant in Columbus:
"Experience Should Equal Better Pay."
Know your stuff, show initiative, be resourceful.

Executive Assistant in New York:
"Make your Voice Heard."
The Real Estate industry is a life style! Your strengths rival wall street with the love for challenge, personal flexibility, committed to deliver, and all with a smile providing 5 Star Level Customer Service. You are the front line, face, secret gun of the executive you are assisting. If you attached yourself to a star and they are also a good person they will take care of you from work hour flexibility and helping to achieve that work like balance after building trust. Skills: Organization, On the Spot Decision making, Microsoft Office, basic accounting, any type of marketing experience is a plus (adobe software for print marketing), ability to communicate effectively verbally and written.

Key Stats for Executive Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1267 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
22%
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Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries



▲1%




National Average
$43,000

Administration
▼2%

Microsoft Outlook
▼2%




▼5%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1267 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 25%
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