Executive Assistant to CEO Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Executive Assistant to CEO is $53,190 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Travel Administration, Project Management, Administration, Travel Planning, and Office Management.
Executive Assistant to CEO Total Pay (?
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$35,643 - $76,832
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MEDIAN: $53,189
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Executive Assistant to CEO Total Pay (?
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$12.92 - $28.40
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,643 - $76,832  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,167  
Profit Sharing
$514 - $7,063  
Commission
$0.00 - $33,935  
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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$33,432 - $78,134  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,305
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.92 - $28.40  
   
Overtime
$19.06 - $48.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,167  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $33,935  
Profit Sharing
$514 - $7,063  
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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$33,432 - $78,134  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,305
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Job Description for Executive Assistant to CEO
Executive assistants to CEOs have many administrative office duties, which they perform for company CEOs, presidents, and sometimes even members of management teams. Executive assistants are often in charge of handling important clients and sensitive information. Executive assistants to CEOs are in charge of keeping track of office details such as information on contacts, management of business calendars, and the recording and maintenance of meeting minutes. They do everything from preparation and confirmation of meetings to handling travel arrangements for both the CEO and visiting staff. This position not only requires many typical duties of an assistant, but also a high level of flexibility and openness in both the hours available for work and also the type of jobs that the CEO may ask them to take on. There is no limit to duties an executive assistant may handle, which is why individuals in this role must have a confident, can-do attitude.
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Executive Assistant to CEO Tasks
  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Anticipate, prioritize and prepare CEO for travel, meetings and presentations.
  • Screen phone calls, emails, mail and visitors; route and resolve information requests.
  • Acts as a liaison between CEO and employees.
  • Supervise clerical staff.
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What is it like working as an Executive Assistant to CEO?
Executive Assistant to CEO in Chicago:
Pros: Freedom, ability to influence decisions, knowledge of multiple scopes and departments, opportunity for growth.
Cons: Incredibly stressful job, long hours and unpredictability with work load.
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Gender
Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
27%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 14%
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