An Executive Assistant earns an average salary of R270,252 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Event Planning, Taking Meeting Minutes, and Event Management.

R134,898 - R417,932
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MEDIAN: R270,252
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National Salary Data (?
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R0R150KR300KR450K
Salary
R134,898 - R417,932  
   
Bonus
R9,863 - R63,220  
Profit Sharing
R37,000  
Commission
R37,000  
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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R137,791 - R429,404  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 602
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R80R160R240
Hourly Rate
R102.94  
   
Overtime
R97.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R160KR320KR480K
Bonus
R9,863 - R63,220  
   
Commission
R37,000  
Profit Sharing
R37,000  
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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R137,791 - R429,404  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R276,305

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What is it like working as an Executive Assistant?

Executive Assistant in Cape Town:
"Office Executive Assistant."
Pros: My colleagues are fantastic and sweet, most are like family. The office environment is wonderful. They are like my children away from home, most of them.
Cons: Sometimes peoples temper in this high stress environment gets the better of them and they lash out at me.

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.

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Experience Affects Executive Assistant Salaries



National Average
R276,000



Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries

Event Planning
up arrow 30%

Taking Meeting Minutes
up arrow 25%

Event Management
up arrow 17%


Office Management
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Administration
0%

National Average
R276,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 2%

Travel Administration
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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