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Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salary

The average rate for an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant is $15.45 per hour. A skill in Travel Planning is associated with high pay for this job.
$26,363 - $58,678
(Median)
$26K
$39K
$59K
MEDIAN: $39,026
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$10.64 - $22.55
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$26,363 - $58,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $5,068  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,204  
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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$24,248 - $54,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,777
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.64 - $22.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.65  
Overtime
$14.64 - $36.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,204  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $5,068  
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).
)
$24,248 - $54,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,926
United States (change)

Job Description for Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant

The Executive Assistant answers to the Department Head. Duties include but are not limited to screening phone calls, emails, mail, and visitors; receiving, routing, and resolving information requests; scheduling travel, appointments, and meetings; and coordinating space and office organization. The Executive Assistant conducts research and prepares correspondence and expense and statistical reports, and completes special projects. At times the Executive Assistant may act as Project Leader or coordinator for special projects, and may act as liaison to other departments and projects within the organization. The Executive Assistant may at times assist other Department Heads.

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Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Tasks

  • Conduct research, prepare correspondence, expense and statistical reporting.
  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Supervise clerical staff.
  • Screen phone calls, emails, mail and visitors; route and resolve information requests.
  • Coordinates space and office organization, and special projects.

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Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant?

Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia:
"Office conditions."
Pros: I am currently responsible for two positions which keeps me busy and involved in company matters.
Cons: Lack of cooperation and communication at certain levels.

Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant in Elmont:
"Your Satisfaction Comes From How Well You Do Your Job."
Pros: What you have learned in school and display in attitude, quality and work will bring you that sense of accomplishment. Definitely a better salary. The freedom of producing and not having someone always looking over your shoulders. But still producing as if they are there.
Cons: Right now the salary is terrible. And are expected to work and jump on every project and you can't even buy gas for your car.

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Experience Affects Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salaries



National Average
$36,000



Skills That Affect Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salaries



Microsoft Office
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Office Administration
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Scheduling
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Organizing
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$36,000

Microsoft Excel
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Office Management
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Software Knowledge
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Typing
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Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 728 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 27%