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Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salary

The average rate for an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant is $15.48 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Travel Planning and Event Planning.

$26,651 - $59,589
(Median)
$27K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,358
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90%

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$10.64 - $22.43
(Median)
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$26,651 - $59,589  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,642  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $5,106  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,081  
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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$24,272 - $55,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,313
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.64 - $22.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.65  
Overtime
$14.04 - $36.78  
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 - $3,642  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,081  
Profit Sharing
$412.17 - $5,106  
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).
)
$24,272 - $55,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,435

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Job Description for Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant

Executive and administrative assistants work primarily with computers and telephone systems in office environments to liaise with executives both in and outside their companies. A bachelor's degree and proficiency with computers, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, are generally required for this position. They also interact with customers, secretaries, and other employees on a daily basis, so strong communication skills are important to coordinate meetings and organize large projects.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant

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

Pay Difference by Location

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
up arrow 4%

Organizing
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Office Administration
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Office Management
0%

Software Knowledge
0%

National Average
$36,000

Typing
up arrow 1%

Accounting
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 586 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 28%