Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salary

The average salary for an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant is $42,830 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$29,079 - $64,477
$29K
$43K
$64K
MEDIAN: $43,149
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50%
90%

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$11.85 - $24.01
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.80
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$0$64K
Salary $29,079 - $64,477
Bonus $442.00 - $5,697
Profit Sharing $511 - $5,034
Commission $4,140
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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$26,243 - $59,750
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 888
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $11.85 - $24.01
Hourly Tips $1.54
Overtime $17.99 - $40.78
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $442.00 - $5,697
Commission $4,140
Profit Sharing $511 - $5,034
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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$26,243 - $59,750
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 822

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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

  • Screen phone calls, emails, mail and visitors; route and resolve information requests.
  • Coordinates space and office organization, and special projects.
  • Supervise clerical staff.
  • Conduct research, prepare correspondence, expense and statistical reporting.
  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 466 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 425 salaries. An experienced Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 567 salaries. An Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 364 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,546

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 333 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$40,000

▼5%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salaries



National Average
$40,000

Office Management
▼1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼1%



▼3%


▼5%



▼7%

▼8%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 333 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 25%
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