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Senior Executive Assistant Salary (United States)

A Senior Executive Assistant earns an average salary of $58,739 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Senior Executive Assistant Salary (?
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$41,603 - $78,397
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MEDIAN: $58,739
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Senior Executive Assistant Salary (?
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$15.65 - $33.85
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,603 - $78,397  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,392  
Profit Sharing
$961 - $9,863  
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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$40,564 - $80,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,414
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.65 - $33.85  
   
Overtime
$21.92 - $53.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,392  
   
Profit Sharing
$961 - $9,863  
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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$40,564 - $80,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 358
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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San Francisco
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San Diego
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Boston
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National Average
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Senior Executive Assistant Reviews

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

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$58,000

Skills That Affect Senior Executive Assistant Salaries

Event Management
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Scheduling
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Travel Administration
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Organizing
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Office Administration
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Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
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$58,000
Bookkeeping
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Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 362 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%