The average hourly pay for a Personal Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $13.90.
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$590 - $4,958
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$24,354 - $52,641
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Job Description for Personal Assistant
A personal assistant’s job can be varied, depending on what is required by their employer. They may answer phone calls, take messages, take various notes, and schedule meetings. They may also run errands, such as going to the bank to deposit checks on behalf of their employer, picking up lunch, and picking up their children from school. Their job is to provide services that relieve their employer from having to do various tasks. They must usually have at least a high school diploma. Some …Read more
Personal Assistant Tasks
- Organize calendar and appointments, checking with other parties to ensure availability.
- Draft correspondence, arrange travel, and provide estimates for activities and events.
- Manage correspondence and screen visitors and calls, prevent interruptions, and resolve issues.
- Run business or personal errands and perform general administrative or housekeeping tasks.
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Popular Skills for Personal Assistant
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Skills in Organizing, Customer Relations and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Scheduling and Cleaning.
Pay by Experience Level for Personal Assistant
An entry-level Personal Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.58 based on 5 salaries. An early career Personal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.27 based on 41 salaries. A mid-career Personal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.84 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Personal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.21 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Personal Assistant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 77.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (41.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (26.2% more).
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