A Personal Assistant earns an average salary of R149,501 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 Planning, Event Planning, Travel Administration, Project Management, and Taking Meeting Minutes.

R60,270 - R298,576
R60K
R150K
R300K
MEDIAN: R149,501
10%
50%
90%

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R17.25 - R147.40
R17
R67
R150
MEDIAN: R67.06
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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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R0R110KR220KR330K
Salary
R60,270 - R298,576  
   
Bonus
R3,931 - R39,205  
Profit Sharing
R8,405  
Commission
R0.00 - R146,807  
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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R60,171 - R304,274  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,359
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R60R120R180
Hourly Rate
R17.25 - R147.40  
   
Hourly Tips
R8.66  
Overtime
R19.57 - R137.87  
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.
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R0R120KR240KR360K
Bonus
R3,931 - R39,205  
   
Commission
R0.00 - R146,807  
Profit Sharing
R8,405  
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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R60,171 - R304,274  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Personal Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 679 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $168,000 based on 450 salaries. An experienced Personal Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $205,000 based on 416 salaries. A Personal Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $242,000 based on 163 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R151,318

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Q: What is it like working as a Personal Assistant?

Personal Assistant in Johannesburg:
"Challenging in small firm."
Pros: Working hours, ease of access.
Cons: Small firm. Lack of growth. Limited communication to superior.

Personal Assistant in Johannesburg:
"When you have a forgetful boss its no joke.!"
Pros: The people I interact with. When the boss is in a good mood.
Cons: A boss whose moods changes like weather. Does . Only thinks of himself and his family and forgets that emplyees as well have families like he does, People who expect others to cover for them.

Personal Assistant in stellenbosch:
"Salary scale for Personal Assistants."
Pros: I like to organize files. Like to plan my day. I run the office very well. I am good in administration work.
Cons: Being a tea lady.

Personal Assistant in Pretoria:
"I do all office work. I really love and enjoy my work."
Pros: Learning new things every day. Like now we deal with medical negligence, so I now now health basics.
Cons: None. I enjoy my work completely. It is just that working under pressure is not good.

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 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.

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.

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Key Stats for Personal Assistant

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Personal Assistant Salaries

▲60%

▲36%

▲11%

National Average
R151,000

▼27%

Skills That Affect Personal Assistant Salaries







▲11%




Typing
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
R151,000



▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 70%
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