Average Executive Assistant Salary in South Africa

R310,581
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R25,067
Bonus
R25,600
Commission
R27,500
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The average salary for an Executive Assistant in South Africa is R310,581.
10%
R128k
MEDIAN
R311k
90%
R479k
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Salary
R128k - R479k
Bonus
R8k - R72k
Profit Sharing
R604 - R129k
Commission
R15k - R127k
Total Pay
R128k - R515k

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Job Description for Executive Assistant

Popular Employer Salaries for Executive Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Executive Assistant are from the companies Kpmg Consulting, Sanlam and EOH. Reported salaries are highest at Standard Bank where the average pay is R424,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Absa and Bain & Company Inc., earning around R405,699 and R397,293, respectively. Fidelity Security Services pays the lowest at around R227,536. EOH and Sanlam also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R252,306 and R281,500, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Executive Assistant

Skills in Administration, Office Administration, Travel Planning and Office Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Assistant

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 R133,355 based on 20 salaries. An early career Executive Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R220,169 based on 293 salaries. A mid-career Executive Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R292,916 based on 320 salaries. An experienced Executive Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R360,986 based on 398 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R372,325.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,212 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.7%
Early Career
24.2%
Mid Career
26.4%
Experienced
32.8%
Late Career
14.9%