A Senior Executive Assistant earns an average salary of $62,469 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$45,020 - $84,887
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$45K
$62K
$85K
MEDIAN: $62,468
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$15.96 - $36.40
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$45,020 - $84,887  
   
Bonus
$998 - $10,426  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $8,980  
Commission
$6,750  
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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$43,149 - $86,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,283
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.96 - $36.40  
   
Overtime
$27.23 - $59.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$998 - $10,426  
   
Commission
$6,750  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $8,980  
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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$43,149 - $86,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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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

National Average: $62,370

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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
$62,000



Skills That Affect Senior Executive Assistant Salaries



Travel Planning
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Powerpoint
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
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Event Planning
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Microsoft Word
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Executive Support
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Organizing
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Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
0%

Office Management
0%

National Average
$62,000

Administration
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Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 228 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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