Executive Assistant to CEO Salary (United States)

An Executive Assistant to CEO earns an average salary of $55,135 per year.
Executive Assistant to CEO Salary (?
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$36,918 - $79,647
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MEDIAN: $55,135
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Executive Assistant to CEO Salary (?
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$13.23 - $29.02
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,918 - $79,647  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,709  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $7,871  
Commission
$1,000 - $15,170  
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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$34,203 - $80,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,768
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $29.02  
   
Overtime
$19.38 - $50.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,709  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $15,170  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $7,871  
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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$34,203 - $80,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 618
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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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Executive Assistant to CEO Reviews

What is it like working as an Executive Assistant to CEO?
Executive Assistant to CEO in San Francisco:
Pros: The organization that I work for and the people I work with inspires me everyday. The Center for Youth Wellness is an innovative and first of its kind mental health clinic that works with children 0-7 who have suffered from adverse childhood experiences and and exposed to high levels of toxic stress. I want to eventually have a career in nonprofit public health sector, so my job as the executive assistant to the CEO affords me a lot of insight into this field of work.
Cons: The major downside is that my job is very high in stress, as my boss is an extremely high profile and busy doctor/scientist. She is also the CEO to this nonprofit organization and is not the easiest person to work for. She has very poor managing skills and is very condescending to majority of employees, most often myself. This is also a budding health clinic so when I started we were still a start up and my job included working for the 5 other people in the office. But after major funding increases we have grown well out of start up level, yet I am still the only admin support, so my work load has grown with the organization.
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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Experience Affects Executive Assistant to CEO Salaries

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$54,000

Skills That Affect Executive Assistant to CEO Salaries

Event Planning
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Corporate Communications
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Scheduling
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Outlook
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Project Coordinating
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$54,000
Office Administration
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Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 782 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%