Executive Assistant Salary

An Executive Assistant earns an average salary of R242,443 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Taking Meeting Minutes, Project Management, Office Management, and Travel Planning. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

R122,071 - R377,357
(Median)
R120K
R240K
R380K
MEDIAN: R242,443
10%
50%
90%

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R53.38 - R175.00
(Median)
R53
R100
R180
MEDIAN: R103.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R140KR280KR420K
Salary
R122,071 - R377,357  
   
Bonus
R1,973 - R49,777  
Profit Sharing
R1,462 - R59,392  
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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R122,895 - R399,496  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 713
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R70R140R210
Hourly Rate
R53.38 - R175.00  
   
Overtime
R0.75 - R160.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
R0R140KR280KR420K
Bonus
R1,973 - R49,777  
   
Profit Sharing
R1,462 - R59,392  
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).
)
R122,895 - R399,496  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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What is it like working as an Executive Assistant?

Executive Assistant in Johannesburg:
Pros: Having a direct impact on someone's day. Making their day run smoothly.
Cons: Dealing with egos of other executive assistants in the business.

Executive Assistant in Cape Town:
"Salary Review."
Pros: Seeing a project completed and appreciating the effort that was put in to make it a success.
Cons: Having to do personal tasks for the manager which at times out weights the company work. Being ill treated by a manager.

Executive Assistant in Cape Town:
Pros: Variety and being the most knowledgeable person in the department concerning a lot of work related issues and manage the department's finances.
Cons: Having to do the work of everyone else in the department because my colleagues are either lazy or incompetent. This including staying late and working through lunch while colleagues take lunch, go home early and are on Facebook while I am doing their work. All while earning less than anyone else in the department.

Executive Assistant in Johannesburg:
"Create Miracles."
Pros: Office culture, learning new and interesting facts about the industry. New challenges.
Cons: Impossible requests, and wasting my time on things that do not benefit the company, where I could do more in that wasted time.

Executive Assistant in South Africa:
"Networking With People From Different Areas/Depts/Companies."
Pros: Making a difference in peoples lives and also making their lives easy too.
Cons: Everyone can be too demanding :( You cannot please everyone.

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Experience Affects Executive Assistant Salaries




National Average
R247,000


Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries

Taking Meeting Minutes
up arrow 18%

Project Management
up arrow 14%



Event Planning
up arrow 9%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 2%

National Average
R247,000

Travel Administration
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 45%
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