Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant is $15.33 per hour. A skill in Travel Planning is associated with high pay for this job.
Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salary (?
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$26,288 - $57,577
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MEDIAN: $38,834
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Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salary (?
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$10.53 - $22.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$26,288 - $57,577  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,003  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $4,861  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,174  
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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$24,100 - $53,950  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,295
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.53 - $22.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.65  
Overtime
$14.78 - $35.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,003  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $4,861  
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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$24,100 - $53,950  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,492
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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

New York
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Washington
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Los Angeles
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Cleveland
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Minneapolis
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Atlanta
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Austin
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National Average
$36,000
New Orleans
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Miami
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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 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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Microsoft Word
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Scheduling
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Organizing
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Office Administration
0%
Microsoft Excel
0%
Software Knowledge
0%
National Average
$36,000
Office Management
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Typing
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Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 26%
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