Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas Salary

With slightly less than three-fifths of Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants in Houston, Texas reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $28K to $58K per year and averages out to $42K per year. Some workers in this field — about one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Most Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants in Houston report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$29,590 - $61,700
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$30K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,252
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$11.84 - $24.93
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$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,590 - $61,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
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$28,499 - $57,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $24.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.22  
Overtime
$20.13 - $43.89  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
   
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$28,499 - $57,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $41K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $42K. Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants in Houston claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $37K. Houston Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $43K.

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Experience Affects Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Event Planning
up arrow 9%

Office Administration
up arrow 4%

Travel Planning
up arrow 4%

Organizing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$41,000

Typing
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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