Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant is $15.37 per hour. A skill in Travel Planning is associated with high pay for this job.
Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$26,189 - $56,973
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57K
MEDIAN: $38,946
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Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.50 - $22.34
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,189 - $56,973  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,064  
Profit Sharing
$352.34 - $4,855  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$24,139 - $53,796  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $22.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.65  
Overtime
$15.02 - $35.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,064  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$352.34 - $4,855  
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).
)
$24,139 - $53,796  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,163
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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 Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Washington
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Boston
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Philadelphia
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San Diego
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Columbus
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St. Louis
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Atlanta
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$36,000
Miami
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Orlando
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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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Office Administration
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Microsoft Word
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Organizing
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National Average
$36,000
Microsoft Excel
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Office Management
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Typing
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Software Knowledge
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Accounting
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Gender
Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 26%
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