Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas Salary

An average Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant in Houston can expect to take home roughly $17.99 per hour. The majority of Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants in Houston, Texas claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,799 - $62,919
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$46K
$63K
MEDIAN: $46,493
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$11.71 - $26.33
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,799 - $62,919  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,313 - $60,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $26.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.22  
Overtime
$33.44  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
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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$29,313 - $60,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $47K. Houston Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants bring in $42K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $47K.

Key Stats for Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$43,000

▼2%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salaries

Accounting
▲26%

Office Management
▲17%

Event Planning
▲8%

Software Knowledge
▲6%

Microsoft Office
▲5%

Travel Planning
▲5%

Organizing
▲4%

Office Administration
▲1%

National Average
$43,000

Customer Service
▼1%

Typing
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼3%

Microsoft Excel
▼11%

Scheduling
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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