Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Executive Assistants take home an average $45K per year. Overall incomes of Entry-Level Executive Assistants — including $7K bonuses, $6K profit sharing proceeds, and $21K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $30K and $62K. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Executive Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,644 - $62,799
$32K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $44,927
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$12.30 - $24.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,644 - $62,799  
   
Bonus
$509 - $7,265  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $6,128  
Commission
$511 - $21,197  
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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$29,720 - $61,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 4,858
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.30 - $24.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.15  
Overtime
$19.12 - $41.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$509 - $7,265  
   
Commission
$511 - $21,197  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $6,128  
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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$29,720 - $61,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,460

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Many Entry-Level Executive Assistants can be found at Amazon.com Inc, Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Ameriprise Financial, Inc., and Mindbody, Inc, firms that are at the top of the field. Amazon.com Inc does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $67K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $40K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $79K. Entry-Level Executive Assistants will also find cushy salaries at Mindbody, Inc (+$54K), EY (Ernst & Young) (+$48K), and Viacom Inc. (+$45K).

69 percent lower than the top payer, Keller Williams Realty, Inc. offers a median salary of just $40K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. Also approaching the lower end are Ameriprise Financial, Inc. at $41K, Clear Channel Communications, Inc. at $44K, and Viacom Inc. at $45K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,378

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Executive Assistants, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 42 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Executive Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+19 percent), New York (+17 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). In Miami, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (4 percent less) and Atlanta (3 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 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.

Executive Assistant in Memphis:
"How In Depth the position really was in daily Operations."
Stay Focused and true to yourself. Integrity is a quality that will never go unnoticed.

Key Stats for Executive Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1079 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
22%
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Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries



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Administration
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Microsoft Outlook
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National Average
$42,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1079 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 25%
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