The average pay for an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant is R140,335 per year.

R60,997 - R329,823
R61K
R170K
R330K
MEDIAN: R170,745
10%
50%
90%
R35.00 - R168.80
R84
MEDIAN: R84.00
50%
R0R338K
Salary R60,997 - R329,823
Bonus R7,919 - R49,316
Commission R50,000
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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R61,703 - R338,711
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 161
Hourly Data R0R168
Hourly Rate R84.00
Overtime R75.00
Annual Data R0R338K
Bonus R7,919 - R49,316
Commission R50,000
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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R61,703 - R338,711
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

Common Career Paths for Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant


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Pay by Experience Level for Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R117,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R168,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R180,000 based on 38 salaries. An Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R240,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R174,957

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

Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Advice

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

Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant in Sandton:
"Being an office "wife"."
Don't compromise integrity for loyalty, but maintain discretion at all times. Confidentiality is key. Make notes - they can save your job if not your skin. If you don't want to think for another person, don't become a PA/Secretary because essentially that's what you do most of the time - anticipation and foresight are necessary skills in this job. You are not Superman/woman - prioritise. Treat all people with equal respect - you need them and it costs nothing but has incalculable benefits. If you fluff it - own it and apologise. Communicate, be sure you understand. Hone your juggling skills - Executive Diaries are like a three ring circus... Smile - always smile. Graciouscness covers a multitude of murderous thoughts :-)

Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant in Johannesburg:
"Fun Times."
Pros: Its fun as every day is different. But it can be challenging. When working with a boss you like and get along with it makes it that much more easy.
Cons: Back stabbers and people that can't stand to see you succeed.

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Key Stats for Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

▲3%

National Average
R175,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼33%

Skills That Affect Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant Salaries

National Average
R175,000

Travel Planning
▼10%

Administration
▼14%

Office Administration
▼25%

Typing
▼30%

Microsoft Office
▼30%

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 65%