An Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $15.32 per hour.
Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$26,341 - $56,699
(Median)
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57K
MEDIAN: $38,975
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Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.48 - $22.29
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,341 - $56,699  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,438  
Profit Sharing
$256.77 - $4,814  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$24,144 - $53,553  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $22.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.49  
Overtime
$14.98 - $35.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,438  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$256.77 - $4,814  
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).
)
$24,144 - $53,553  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,191
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant
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Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Boston
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Washington
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Philadelphia
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Seattle
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Columbus
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Los Angeles
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Minneapolis
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Atlanta
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Austin
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National Average
$36,000
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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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Scheduling
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Microsoft Word
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Office Administration
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Organizing
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National Average
$36,000
Office Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Typing
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Gender
Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
27%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 26%
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