The median total income of Executive Assistants in New York is around $62K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (one in three, in fact) comes from commissions. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most New York Executive Assistants. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$40,042 - $85,259
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MEDIAN: $61,636
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$15.23 - $37.01
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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Bonus
$1,234 - $12,971  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Commission
$20,000  
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$39,679 - $88,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,147
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Hourly Rate
$15.23 - $37.01  
   
Overtime
$25.45 - $60.10  
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Bonus
$1,234 - $12,971  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$39,679 - $88,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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About New York, New York

Kings County, New York
8,375,004
Male:
4,081,698 (47.7%)
Female:
4,468,707 (52.3%)
The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. With a U.S. Census Bureau-estimated 2015 population of 8,550,405 distributed over a land area of just 305 square miles (790 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Situated...
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$1,317
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$538,300
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$293,500
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Known for taking on a considerable number of New York Executive Assistants, Morgan Stanley, Viacom Inc., American International Group, Inc. (AIG), J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), and EY (Ernst & Young) are leading firms in the industry. Morgan Stanley pays the most with a median salary of $76K, though there is little variation overall ($57K to $93K).

Viacom Inc. seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $56K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $44K and $78K.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Assistant

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


Executive Assistants in New York, N.Y. generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $49K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $65K. For New York Executive Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $72K. Executive Assistants in New York, N.Y. who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $76K on average.

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Experience Affects Executive Assistant Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries






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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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