The average salary for an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant is $43,237 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$28,921 - $63,294
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$63K
MEDIAN: $43,237
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$11.88 - $24.35
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,921 - $63,294  
   
Bonus
$503 - $5,907  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Commission
$3,049  
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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$26,051 - $58,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 691
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $24.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.22  
Overtime
$18.06 - $38.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$503 - $5,907  
   
Commission
$3,049  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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).
)
$26,051 - $58,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 637
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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

  • 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,555

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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 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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Experience Affects Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salaries



National Average
$40,000



Skills That Affect Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salaries




Office Management
0%

National Average
$40,000

Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Scheduling
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 235 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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