An Executive Assistant earns an average salary of C$52,241 per year.

C$38,121 - C$68,619
C$38K
C$52K
C$69K
MEDIAN: C$52,050
10%
50%
90%
C$14.84 - C$30.22
C$15
C$20
C$30
MEDIAN: C$20.47
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$69K
Salary C$38,121 - C$68,619
Bonus C$724 - C$9,626
Profit Sharing C$776 - C$7,991
Commission C$0.00 - C$10,067
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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C$36,304 - C$69,714
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,616
Hourly Data C$0C$48
Hourly Rate C$14.84 - C$30.22
Hourly Tips C$0.71
Overtime C$14.68 - C$48.45
Annual Data C$0C$69K
Bonus C$724 - C$9,626
Commission C$0.00 - C$10,067
Profit Sharing C$776 - C$7,991
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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C$36,304 - C$69,714
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,053

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 executive.

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Executive Assistant Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Executive Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Executive Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$45,000 based on 1,154 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Executive Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$52,000 based on 1,081 salaries. An experienced Executive Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$56,000 based on 1,126 salaries. An Executive Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$60,000 based on 628 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$51,553

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Executive Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Executive Assistant?

Executive Assistant in Calgary:
"Working as executive assistant is Fulfilling."
Pros: Team building for a task and successful completion of the task.
Cons: Nothing much just that working with different people you have to be prepared for any human misbehavior at all times.

Executive Assistant in Calgary:
"The Management."
Pros: Fun environment. Flexible work hours. Good pay. Fun job.
Cons: Very busy - to the point where you are too busy.

Executive Assistant in Mississauga:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: My managers and bosses are very accommodating. They are up-beat and don't spend much time focusing on an error, they focus on how we can fix the error. They lift the employees up instead of tear them down.
Cons: We are a small company and are, at times, over-worked. The office atmosphere can get a little gloomy and depressing at times.

Executive Assistant in Toronto:
"Great."
Pros: Being challenged on a day to day. The fast pace work environment. Calendaring and arranging travel. Being relied upon and being able to support a great executive team.
Cons: When many high priority tasks come in at once, it can be difficult to manage and/or stressful.

Executive Assistant in Whitby:
"Great Position."
Pros: There is a lot a flexibility in my work. I am involved in many aspects of the office. I am privy to management issues and corporate initiatives before the general office. I am involved with the entire management team of our office on a regular basis. Involved in making some decisions due to my tenure and experience.
Cons: No much recognition, I feel I am underpaid and no raise in the last 6 years.

Executive Assistant in Vancouver:
"Executive Assistant."
Pros: Dynamic, learn a lot about the field.
Cons: Long hours not always predictable.

Executive Assistant in Toronto:
"Great Job."
Pros: Opportunities for Growth.
Cons: Limited in pay.

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Key Stats for Executive Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1050 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Executive Assistant Salaries

▲16%

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
C$52,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries





▲2%

▲2%


Microsoft Office
▲1%


Microsoft Excel
▼0%


National Average
C$52,000



▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1050 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 16%