An Executive Assistant earns an average salary of R262,440 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Event Management and Taking Meeting Minutes.

R130,083 - R419,881
R130K
R260K
R420K
MEDIAN: R262,440
10%
50%
90%

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R97.21 - R118.99
R100
MEDIAN: R102.94
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R150KR300KR450K
Salary
R130,083 - R419,881  
   
Bonus
R9,853 - R70,000  
Profit Sharing
R31,000  
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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R130,885 - R435,275  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 562
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
R9,853 - R70,000  
   
Commission
R37,000  
Profit Sharing
R31,000  
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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R130,885 - R435,275  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R266,666

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Q: 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.

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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Key Stats for Executive Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Executive Assistant Salaries




National Average
R267,000


Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries

Event Management
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Taking Meeting Minutes
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Microsoft Office
0%

Travel Administration
0%

National Average
R267,000



Event Planning
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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