An Executive Assistant earns an average salary of R256,501 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Event Management, Operations Management, and Taking Meeting Minutes. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

R120,288 - R424,623
R120K
R260K
R420K
MEDIAN: R255,143
10%
50%
90%
R40.74 - R180.00
R120
MEDIAN: R117.92
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R0R445K
Salary R120,288 - R424,623
Bonus R6,000 - R61,432
Profit Sharing R34,000
Commission R34,500
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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R121,286 - R445,866
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 638
Hourly Data R0R199
Hourly Rate R117.92
Overtime R100.40
Annual Data R0R445K
Bonus R6,000 - R61,432
Commission R34,500
Profit Sharing R34,000
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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R121,286 - R445,866
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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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 R202,000 based on 179 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 R266,000 based on 196 salaries. An experienced Executive Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R298,000 based on 227 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 R332,000 based on 87 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R259,155

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Executive Assistant Reviews

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

Executive Assistant in Cape Town:
"Office Executive Assistant."
Pros: My colleagues are fantastic and sweet, most are like family. The office environment is wonderful. They are like my children away from home, most of them.
Cons: Sometimes peoples temper in this high stress environment gets the better of them and they lash out at me.

Executive Assistant in Johannesburg:
Pros: Having a direct impact on someone's day. Making their day run smoothly.
Cons: Dealing with egos of other executive assistants in the business.

Executive Assistant in Cape Town:
"Salary Review."
Pros: Seeing a project completed and appreciating the effort that was put in to make it a success.
Cons: Having to do personal tasks for the manager which at times out weights the company work. Being ill treated by a manager.

Executive Assistant in Johannesburg:
"Freedom."
Pros: Create own job description.
Cons: Run out of work.

Executive Assistant in Cape Town:
Pros: Variety and being the most knowledgeable person in the department concerning a lot of work related issues and manage the department's finances.
Cons: Having to do the work of everyone else in the department because my colleagues are either lazy or incompetent. This including staying late and working through lunch while colleagues take lunch, go home early and are on Facebook while I am doing their work. All while earning less than anyone else in the department.

Executive Assistant in Johannesburg:
"STRESS LEVELS."
Pros: THE FACT THAT I WORK FOR THE HOUSE OF GOD, AND KNOW THAT I HAVE ADDED A BIT IN IMPLEMENTING POLICIES.
Cons: BEING UNAPPRECIATED FOR ALL THE EFFORTS.

Executive Assistant in Johannesburg:
"Create Miracles."
Pros: Office culture, learning new and interesting facts about the industry. New challenges.
Cons: Impossible requests, and wasting my time on things that do not benefit the company, where I could do more in that wasted time.

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Key Stats for Executive Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Executive Assistant Salaries

▲28%

▲15%

▲3%

National Average
R259,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries

Event Management
▲31%

Operations Management
▲30%

Taking Meeting Minutes
▲24%




Event Planning
▲3%


Administration
▲1%

Project Management
▲1%


National Average
R259,000

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 54%