The average salary for an Executive Assistant in Australia is AU$69,906.
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Job Description for Executive Assistant
An executive assistant provides administrative support and clerical assistance to executive and director-level management within a company. The assistant typically helps schedule and manage the itinerary of an executive, including scheduling meetings, travel and other demands on the executive's time. They also perform clerical and office duties; these may include running errands, screening phone calls, supervising clerical assistants and drafting letters and other documentation on behalf of the …Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Executive Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Executive Assistant are from the companies EY (Ernst & Young), Macquarie Bank and Westpac Banking Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Telstra Corporation Ltd where the average pay is AU$94,780. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Westpac Banking Corp and Macquarie Bank, earning around AU$87,500 and AU$83,591, respectively. Ray White pays the lowest at around AU$49,350. Bendigo Bank and EY (Ernst & Young) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$69,950 and AU$71,354, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Executive Assistant
Skills in Executive Support, Travel Planning and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration and Administration.
Pay by Experience Level for Executive Assistant
An entry-level Executive Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$55,825 based on 72 salaries. An early career Executive Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$62,602 based on 950 salaries. A mid-career Executive Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$70,993 based on 698 salaries. An experienced Executive Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$76,081 based on 828 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$77,282.
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Employees with Executive Assistant in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 7.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (3.0% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (15.8% less), Adelaide, South Australia (7.9% less) and Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (2.9% less).
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