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Executive Assistant Salary in Seattle (United States)

Seattle Executive Assistants are often veterans in their line of work, with one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $53K per year on average but can range from $37K to $72K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a solid majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Executive Assistants in Seattle, Wash. is high. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Executive Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salary (?
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$38,554 - $69,875
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,709
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Executive Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salary (?
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$15.85 - $30.42
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,554 - $69,875  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,132  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $3,931  
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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$36,509 - $72,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 460
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.85 - $30.42  
   
Overtime
$23.65 - $46.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,132  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $3,931  
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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$36,509 - $72,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Assistant in Seattle, Washington

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Seattle Executive Assistants, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $45K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. Executive Assistants in Seattle who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $60K. Executive Assistants in Seattle, Wash. with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years.
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Experience Affects Executive Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salaries

National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Executive Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
Scheduling
up arrow 3%
Event Planning
up arrow 2%
Travel Administration
up arrow 1%
Travel Planning
0%
Project Coordinating
0%
National Average
$53,000
Project Management
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Office Administration
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Human Resources
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%