Personal Assistant Salary

The average wage for a Personal Assistant is $14.74 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Travel Planning and Project Management. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$21,034 - $74,651
$21K
$39K
$75K
MEDIAN: $38,928
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$9.91 - $24.73
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MEDIAN: $14.79
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$0$74K
Salary $21,034 - $74,651
Bonus $240.00 - $10,693
Profit Sharing $2,035
Commission $2,050
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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$20,732 - $61,832
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 786
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $9.91 - $24.73
Hourly Tips $0.65 - $6.76
Overtime $11.74 - $38.30
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $240.00 - $10,693
Commission $2,050
Profit Sharing $2,035
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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$20,732 - $61,832
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,590

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Job Description for Personal Assistant

A personal assistant’s job can be varied, depending on what is required by their employer. They may answer phone calls, take messages, take various notes, and schedule meetings. They may also run errands, such as going to the bank to deposit checks on behalf of their employer, picking up lunch, and picking up their children from school. Their job is to provide services that relieve their employer from having to do various tasks.

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Personal Assistant Tasks

  • Organize calendar and appointments, checking with other parties to ensure availability.
  • Draft correspondence, arrange travel, and provide estimates for activities and events.
  • Manage correspondence and screen visitors and calls, prevent interruptions, and resolve issues.
  • Run business or personal errands and perform general administrative or housekeeping tasks.

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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Personal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 1,456 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 659 salaries. An experienced Personal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 534 salaries. A Personal 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 226 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,041

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Personal Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Personal Assistant?

Personal Assistant in Hayward:
"Extremely taxing and requires a great deal of time."
Pros: The endless possibilities for growth and success.
Cons: The taxing uncompensated work schedule.

Personal Assistant in Mooresville:
"At least I get to wear my own clothes."
Pros: Being able to wear my own clothes, and not a uniform. My ability to create documents / files, and use headphones to block out unnecessary office chatter.
Cons: Sometimes the environment is a little hostile. Granted there are other spaces in the office I may go when things get tense, but it is slightly stressful. It is like walking on eggshells when other office members are upset.

Personal Assistant in Nashville:
"Trying at times and rewarding. Fast paced."
Pros: The learning I have received on the job.
Cons: My boss' mood.

Personal Assistant in Cleveland:
Pros: Variety of work.
Cons: No regular schedule.

Personal Assistant in Philadelphia:
"Hard.work n alot of ass kissing."
Pros: Experience and dedications to your self.
Cons: Cold thirsty sharks eating competition.

Personal Assistant in Portland:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: I am able to further my education with my current employer. I am given many tasks in all fields without any doubt from my higher ups, if I can complete it or not. My opinion matters. I enjoy the laid back atmosphere, and for the most part I am left alone to do my job, with my headphones in and face buried into my computer.
Cons: Lack of communication between management. I am given multiple tasks by.

Personal Assistant in Bangalore:
"Secretory."
Pros: The job I found like training and it helping me in learning more about the company and helping me in improving the communication. And it also helps in pursuing my education and the office timings is very convenient.
Cons: Nothing.

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Key Stats for Personal Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 325 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Personal Assistant Salaries

▲39%

▲26%

▲8%

National Average
$32,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Personal Assistant Salaries




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▲2%



Microsoft Office
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National Average
$32,000

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▼4%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 325 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 72%
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