The average salary for an Entry-Level Executive Assistant is C$45,822 per year.

C$34,234 - C$59,094
C$34K
C$45K
C$59K
MEDIAN: C$45,412
10%
50%
90%
C$13.98 - C$25.53
C$14
C$19
C$26
MEDIAN: C$18.63
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$59K
Salary C$34,234 - C$59,094
Bonus C$492 - C$6,059
Profit Sharing C$975 - C$8,054
Commission C$500
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$31,958 - C$59,721
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,942
Hourly Data C$0C$43
Hourly Rate C$13.98 - C$25.53
Overtime C$9.93 - C$43.16
Annual Data C$0C$59K
Bonus C$492 - C$6,059
Commission C$500
Profit Sharing C$975 - C$8,054
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$31,958 - C$59,721
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 506

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 Difference by Location

National Average: C$44,423

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

Executive Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Executive Assistant in Waterloo:
"Keep Positive and Proactive."
Stay positive and proactive. Communicate regularly with keeping confidentially at the forefront of your position. Keep in touch with current technology and processes.

Executive Assistant in Vancouver:
"Make a Difference."
Prioritize projects and anticipate need. Be creative and think outside the box. Make yourself invaluable.

Executive Assistant in Montreal:
"Know your role level."
Find out exactly what level of responsibilities you will have and what you will be assessed on, in your performance evaluation. Clarify expectations right away. Ask for a detailed job description. Read it carefully.

Executive Assistant in Waterloo:
"Complexity of organization."
Find a mentor to help you understand how to get things done in a complex organization.

Executive Assistant in Saskatoon:
"Want to succeed as an Executive Assistant? Focus on these 4."
Present yourself professionally each and every day. Go above and beyond always for your Executive(s). Focus daily on all tasks (large or small) with utmost of confidentiality and organization. Be unselfish. You will be rewarded.

Executive Assistant in Toronto:
"Do it with excellence."
If you choose this as a career, good for you! Do everything you can - take courses, join professional associations, read and keep honing your skills. Become excellent, then keep getting better. If you stumble into this work - and are not thrilled to be there, then do something about it ASAP. Research, self analysis and professional analysis/coaching, to decide what you really want to do - that you would enjoy and excel at. Then go for it!

Executive Assistant in Edmonton:
"How To Negotiate Better Salary And Options."
Focus on the people you support and not on those who are busy climbing the ladder to yours. Treat everyone you encounter with dignity and respect. Be professional even if you are in a casual environment.

Key Stats for Executive Assistant

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 363 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
28%

Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries





▲2%


▲1%

Office Management
▲1%

Accounting
▲1%


National Average
C$44,000






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 363 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 20%