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Senior Executive Assistant Salary

A Senior Executive Assistant earns an average salary of $59,200 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
$42,182 - $79,232
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MEDIAN: $59,200
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$15.81 - $33.52
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$42,182 - $79,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,395  
Profit Sharing
$933 - $9,910  
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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$41,094 - $80,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,442
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.81 - $33.52  
   
Overtime
$22.67 - $52.83  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,395  
   
Profit Sharing
$933 - $9,910  
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).
)
$41,094 - $80,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 342
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Job Description for Senior Executive Assistant

A senior executive assistant serves as an assistant to one or more of the executive officers of an organization or company, such as the president, chief executive officer (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO), or members of the board of directors. The senior executive assistant completes a variety of tasks that executives may not have time to do; these responsibilities differ greatly based on the organization's specialties and mission. These tasks may include setting up large meetings or conference calls, managing the schedule and calendar of the executive, and screening and taking calls for the executive. In many cases, this individual's work may also include handling sensitive or confidential information; in this case, the senior executive assistant must exercise restraint and tact. This position may also require writing, developing, and sending correspondence for the executive.

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Senior Executive Assistant Tasks

  • Prepare correspondence, receive visitors, arrange conference calls, and schedule meetings.
  • May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.
  • Provide executive level management administrative support by conducting research, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions.

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What is it like working as a Senior Executive Assistant?

Senior Executive Assistant in New York:
"High Volume, Evenings And Weekends, Fast-Paced, Friendly."
Pros: Health benefits, my co-workers, easy commute.
Cons: Difficult and demanding boss. Not great work life balance. Not competitive compensation.

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Experience Affects Senior Executive Assistant Salaries



National Average
$59,000



Skills That Affect Senior Executive Assistant Salaries




Event Planning
up arrow 4%

Powerpoint
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Travel Administration
up arrow 3%

Organizing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Project Management
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Office Administration
0%

National Average
$59,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Accounting
up arrow 13%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 368 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%