Average Executive Assistant Salary

$55,713
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,950
Bonus
$3,256
Commission
$2,056
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The average salary for an Executive Assistant is $55,713.
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$39k
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$56k
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$79k
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$512 - $8k
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What Do Executive Assistants Do?

Job Satisfaction for Executive Assistant

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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 $70,930. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Kaiser Permanente, earning around $69,557 and $67,560, respectively. Keller Williams Realty, Inc. pays the lowest at around $40,695. McKinsey & Company, Inc. and EY (Ernst & Young) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $41,922 and $50,758, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Executive Assistants?

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.

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 $43,114 based on 629 salaries. An early career Executive Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,034 based on 8,789 salaries. A mid-career Executive Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,738 based on 6,873 salaries. An experienced Executive Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,141 based on 9,316 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,555.
Employees with Executive Assistant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 37.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (17.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (15.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 32,765 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.9%
Early Career
26.8%
Mid Career
21.0%
Experienced
28.4%
Late Career
21.8%