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Executive Assistant Salary in Seattle (United States)

Close to one-half of Seattle Executive Assistants are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $37K to $74K per year, and the average comes out to $54K per year. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Executive Assistants in Seattle, Wash. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Executive Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salary (?
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$38,699 - $70,775
(Median)
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54K
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MEDIAN: $53,737
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Executive Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salary (?
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$16.17 - $30.87
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,699 - $70,775  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,040  
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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$36,823 - $73,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 469
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.17 - $30.87  
   
Overtime
$23.96 - $47.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,040  
   
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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$36,823 - $73,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.
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Experience Affects Executive Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Executive Assistant in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 4%
Office Management
up arrow 4%
Event Planning
up arrow 1%
Travel Planning
up arrow 1%
Travel Administration
up arrow 1%
National Average
$54,000
Project Management
up arrow 1%
Project Coordinating
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Human Resources
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 144 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
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%