Executive Assistant Salary

The average salary for an Executive Assistant is $52,150 per year.

$36,397 - $76,108
$36K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,199
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$13.96 - $30.16
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MEDIAN: $20.29
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$0$76K
Salary $36,397 - $76,108
Bonus $799 - $9,768
Profit Sharing $503 - $7,297
Commission $496.65 - $19,565
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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$33,535 - $75,757
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14,777
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $13.96 - $30.16
Hourly Tips $0.15
Overtime $21.43 - $50.86
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $799 - $9,768
Commission $496.65 - $19,565
Profit Sharing $503 - $7,297
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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$33,535 - $75,757
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,041

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.

Common Career Paths for Executive Assistant


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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 $42,000 based on 7,318 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 $50,000 based on 6,335 salaries. An experienced Executive Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 7,931 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 $57,000 based on 4,626 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,021

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Executive Assistant Reviews

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

Executive Assistant in Denver:
"Review."
Pros: Good benefits and the ability to take time off.
Cons: Very boring, not much to do and absolutely zero room for growth.

Executive Assistant in Tampa:
Pros: Meeting and communicating with new people from all around the world.Going abroad for business travels (tho very rarely)
Cons: Working overtime, little space for personal life, extremely stressful environment, "if you do everything right, no one notices that, but if you mess up - the boss if furious" Working on weekends. Zero opportunity for professional growth.

Executive Assistant in Denver:
"Gain Experience."
Pros: Gain experience and build your resume. Exposure to organizational dynamics. Business management responsibilities. Relationships with Board of Directors.
Cons: Manipulation. Coworkers' romances. Power dynamics. Marginalization.

Executive Assistant in Wichita:
"Not fun."
Pros: I get to help manage 40 fitness clubs.
Cons: I don't have any personal time.

Executive Assistant in Royersford:
"High Expectation, Low Rewards."
Pros: I get to work from home on Fridays.
Cons: I am expected to do a lot for my job but year after year I am only offered the "standard" raise of 2%. My boss constantly says that he can't run his business without me, but that never correlates into my salary. My boss chooses not the work about 50% of the week, and I am expected to handle everything at the office, but again no consideration of this at review time. My 3 year review is coming up in September and given all the work I did, and all the new responsibilities that I have been expected to take on and master with no guidance what so ever I feel I would be inline for a 15% raise, but I am sure that I will only be offered the "standard" raise of 2% again.

Executive Assistant in Royersford:
"High Expectations, Low Rewards."
Pros: I get to work from home on Fridays.
Cons: I am expected to do a lot and over the years have only ever received a "standard" raise. No matter how much extra work is thrown at me no consideration is given at my review time. My boss is never here and I am expected to run the office alone at least 50% of every week, but again no consideration of this at review time. My boss includes his expenses for having an employee in with my "compensation" so that it raises what he thinks he is paying me. My 3 year review is coming up and I feel I am in line for at least at 15% raise based on the amount of work I currently do for the company, but I know I will be give the "standard" raise again of 2% since my boss doesn't want to pay me for all the work I do for him so he doesn't have to work much.

Executive Assistant in Orlando:
"Executive offices coordinator."
Pros: The ability to fix most issues as they occur.
Cons: No ability to work from home. Our department keeps absorbing other jobs as employees leave and are not replaced. We do not receive raises when we take on new jobs.

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Key Stats for Executive Assistant

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4071 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Executive Assistant Salaries

▲12%

▲9%

National Average
$51,000

▼1%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries






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National Average
$51,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Office Management
▼1%

Administration
▼2%

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4071 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 20%