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Average Executive Assistant Salary in Australia

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The average salary for an Executive Assistant in Australia is AU$70,710.
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AU$51k - AU$90k
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AU$51k - AU$91k
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What Do Executive Assistants Do?

Executive Assistant Tasks
  • Conduct research, prepare correspondence, expense and statistical reporting.
  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Supervise clerical staff.
  • Screen phone calls, emails, mail and visitors; route and resolve information requests.
  • Coordinates space and office organization, and special projects.

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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 Ray White. Reported salaries are highest at Westpac Banking Corp where the average pay is AU$94,013. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Macquarie Bank and Sedgman, earning around AU$87,921 and AU$76,789, respectively. Ray White pays the lowest at around AU$49,910. EY (Ernst & Young) and Minter Ellison also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$71,045 and AU$71,486, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Executive Assistants?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Executive Assistants?

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$56,746 based on 76 salaries. An early career Executive Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$63,960 based on 997 salaries. A mid-career Executive Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$72,139 based on 690 salaries. An experienced Executive Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$77,049 based on 797 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$79,503.
Employees with Executive Assistant in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 7.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (1.8% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (15.2% less), Adelaide, South Australia (8.1% less) and Newcastle, New South Wales (3.1% less).

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