The average wage for a Personal Assistant is $14.79 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Travel Planning and Event Planning. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$21,698 - $72,579
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MEDIAN: $39,268
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$9.87 - $24.81
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$21,698 - $72,579  
   
Bonus
$405.47 - $10,635  
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
Commission
$2,063  
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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$20,691 - $61,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 796
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $24.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.70 - $6.81  
Overtime
$11.57 - $39.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$405.47 - $10,635  
   
Commission
$2,063  
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
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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$20,691 - $61,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,575
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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

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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,180

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Personal Assistant Reviews

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 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.

Personal Assistant in Mandeville:
"My Job Is Very Demanding And High Stress."
Pros: I work with good people
Cons: The amount of work that I am expected to complete in a short amount of time

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Experience Affects Personal Assistant Salaries




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Personal Assistant Salaries




Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 3%

Office Administration
up arrow 2%

Customer Relations
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Online Research
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$32,000

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Typing
up arrow 4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 239 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 71%
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