Average Executive Assistant Salary

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The average salary for an Executive Assistant is $54,203.
MEDIAN $54,203
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$37k - $77k
$676 - $10k
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$499 - $7k
$506 - $20k
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$34k - $77k

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Job Description for Executive Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Executive Assistant are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Keller Williams Realty, Inc. and EY (Ernst & Young). Reported salaries are highest at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) where the average pay is $70,083. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Kaiser Permanente, earning around $67,713 and $66,963, respectively. Keller Williams Realty, Inc. pays the lowest at around $40,916. McKinsey & Company, Inc. and EY (Ernst & Young) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $41,078 and $50,607, respectively.

Career Paths

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Executive Assistant
Executive Assistant to CEO
Administrative Assistant
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Popular Skills for Executive Assistant

Skills in Scheduling, Microsoft Office and Travel Planning 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 $41,932 based on 741 salaries. An early career Executive Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,228 based on 10,238 salaries. A mid-career Executive Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,948 based on 7,938 salaries. An experienced Executive Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,768 based on 11,119 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,138.
Employees with Executive Assistant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 32.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (17.5% more) and Seattle, Washington (14.5% more).

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