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Personal Assistant Salary

A Personal Assistant earns an average salary of R136,052 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Travel Administration, Event Planning, Travel Planning, Taking Meeting Minutes, and Office Management.
R59,698 - R261,230
(Median)
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MEDIAN: R136,051
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R24.92 - R138.09
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MEDIAN: R58.00
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National Salary Data

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R0R100KR200KR300K
Salary
R59,698 - R261,230  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R24,821  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R49,132  
Commission
R0.00 - R25,342  
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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R59,920 - R270,030  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R60R120R180
Hourly Rate
R24.92 - R138.09  
   
Overtime
R0.00 - R153.19  
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.
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R0R120KR240KR360K
Bonus
R0.00 - R24,821  
   
Commission
R0.00 - R25,342  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R49,132  
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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R59,920 - R270,030  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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Personal Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Personal Assistant?
Personal Assistant in Pretoria:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: The first good thing is I have a job, even though I do not enjoy it at all. The colleagues I have acquainted myself with are good people.
Cons: My boss is a moody person. Credit is not granted based on the performance but it is rather granted based on favouritism. The good hard-working people are under appreciated and yet the ones who spend most of their time doing nothing get away with it. I can handle the pressure and I used to be more to willing to work the extra hours without overtime compensation until I realised that the efforts are under appreciated if at all. There is not room for development as promised. The more I do, the more is demanded without any sign of appreciation.
Personal Assistant in Flagstaff:
"It Has One Of Those Days, But My Boss Is Indeed Humble."
Pros: When there is clear air and everything being up to date also solving analytic problems.
Cons: Being shouted at as if I am not a professional.
Personal Assistant in Centurion:
"The Ups And Downs Of Real Estate."
Pros: I enjoy the company family first culture, the flexible working hours, constant training and assistance. I love searching for properties and hunting down clients contact details on public sites. I like arranging my bosses diary and creating his advertising material its actually an awesome company to work for.
Cons: I hate filing and creating reports, I can be very inconsistent with that, but the biggest drawback is the inconsistent pay, which with commission is very low in the winter and rainy season.
Personal Assistant in Johannesburg:
"Experience Gained."
Pros: My job may not come with many perks but working here, I have met so many good people passionate about their career paths that have taught me so much. I keep learning new things everyday and right now the experience for me is great.
Cons: The management, I feel like I'm in a concentration camp most of the time, we are always being watched and we are not allowed to take unscheduled tea breaks. There is no freedom, its non-stop work from 07:30 to 17:00.
What is it like working as a Personal Assistant at Absa?
Personal Assistant in Bloemfontein:
"Hard Work, Daunting,"
Pros: The people. You get to work with different personalities on a daily basis.
Cons: Manager only thinks about him, he downgrades the team, doesn't see good in people.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Personal Assistant Salaries




National Average
R139,000


Skills That Affect Personal Assistant Salaries


Event Planning
up arrow 21%







Organizing
up arrow 4%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Administration
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
R139,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 505 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 3%
vision benefits Vision: 3% employee benefits None: 66%