Executive Assistant Salary

An Executive Assistant earns an average salary of R247,785 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.

R128,248 - R384,056
(Median)
R130K
R250K
R380K
MEDIAN: R247,785
10%
50%
90%

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R46.98 - R195.74
(Median)
R47
R100
R200
MEDIAN: R103.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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R0R140KR280KR420K
Salary
R128,248 - R384,056  
   
Bonus
R2,016 - R55,547  
Profit Sharing
R1,468 - R59,180  
Commission
R75,000  
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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R129,057 - R408,183  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 774
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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R0R90R180R270
Hourly Rate
R46.98 - R195.74  
   
Overtime
R0.00 - R248.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
R0R180KR360KR540K
Bonus
R2,016 - R55,547  
   
Commission
R75,000  
Profit Sharing
R1,468 - R59,180  
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).
)
R129,057 - R408,183  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R252,966

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Executive Assistant Reviews

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
R253,000


Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries

Taking Meeting Minutes
up arrow 16%

Project Management
up arrow 13%



Event Planning
up arrow 7%



Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

National Average
R253,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 157 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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