With a little more than half of Executive Assistants in Seattle reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $39K to $77K per year and averages out to $60K per year. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,393 - $75,398
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$75K
MEDIAN: $59,733
10%
50%
90%

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$15.69 - $31.91
(Median)
$16
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,393 - $75,398  
   
Bonus
$1,987 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
Commission
$10,800  
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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$39,357 - $77,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 286
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.69 - $31.91  
   
Overtime
$18.20 - $50.29  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,987 - $10,304  
   
Commission
$10,800  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$39,357 - $77,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $62K. Executive Assistants in Seattle see a median salary of $64K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seattle Executive Assistants who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $60K.

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Experience Affects Executive Assistant Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries



Event Planning
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Travel Planning
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Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$58,000

Administration
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Office Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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