Median pay for Entry-Level Executive Assistants lies in the neighborhood of $45K per year. Total cash incomes of Entry-Level Executive Assistants run from $30K to $61K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K, profit sharing that reaches $6K, and some commissions of nearly $21K. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Executive Assistants. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,629 - $62,592
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MEDIAN: $44,785
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$12.22 - $24.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,629 - $62,592  
   
Bonus
$512 - $7,498  
Profit Sharing
$401.34 - $6,219  
Commission
$493.16 - $20,777  
Total Pay (?
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$29,642 - $61,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5,081
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $24.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.15  
Overtime
$19.05 - $41.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$512 - $7,498  
   
Commission
$493.16 - $20,777  
Profit Sharing
$401.34 - $6,219  
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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$29,642 - $61,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,532

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Amazon.com Inc, Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Ameriprise Financial, Inc., and Mindbody, Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Executive Assistants. Amazon.com Inc pays the most with a median salary of $68K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $39K to a high of $80K. Other big spenders include Mindbody, Inc, EY (Ernst & Young), and Viacom Inc., top-paying firms where Entry-Level Executive Assistants see paychecks nearing $54K, $48K, or $45K.

Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Clear Channel Communications, Inc., and Viacom Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $41K, $44K, and $45K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,300

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, 40 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Executive Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+21 percent), New York (+17 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Atlanta (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Executive Assistant Advice

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

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.

Executive Assistant in Winston-Salem:
"I have worked for the same executive for 20 years."
Review your work. Get to know your executive's associates and friends. Be available when needed. Become knowledgeable on things important to him/her.

Executive Assistant in Rocky Mount:
"I wish I knew that I would never get raises or be evaluated."
Don't take criticism personally - criticism is a learning tool used to make YOU better! Pay attention to the small details, and always call someone by their name when speaking to them.

Key Stats for Executive Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1112 votes.
072
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
22%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1112 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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