Average Executive Assistant Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$59,030
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,476
Bonus
$4,000
Commission
$3,000
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The average salary for an Executive Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $59,030.
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$41k
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$59k
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$78k
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What Do Executive Assistants Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Executive Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Executive Assistant are from the companies University of Chicago, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and Ziegler. Reported salaries are highest at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) where the average pay is $69,992. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include United Airlines, Inc., earning around $61,104. Ziegler pays the lowest at around $52,495. University of Chicago also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $57,176.

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What Are Popular Skills for Executive Assistants?

Skills in Scheduling, Travel Planning and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Event Planning 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 $44,072 based on 15 salaries. An early career Executive Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,203 based on 237 salaries. A mid-career Executive Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,640 based on 189 salaries. An experienced Executive Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,268 based on 240 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,858.
Employees with Executive Assistant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 29.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (8.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (4.1% less), Dallas, Texas (1.5% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 848 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.8%
Early Career
27.9%
Mid Career
22.3%
Experienced
28.3%
Late Career
19.7%