The average salary for a Personal Assistant in South Africa is R188,444.
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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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Personal Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Personal Assistant are from the companies Sanlam, Nedbank and Absa. Reported salaries are highest at Discovery Holdings where the average pay is R408,040. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Absa and Nedbank, earning around R379,674 and R363,500, respectively. Sanlam pays the lowest at around R209,369. Pam Golding Properties and Momentum Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R241,110 and R258,687, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Personal Assistant
Skills in Administration, Microsoft Office, Organizing and Office Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration.
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 R90,917 based on 103 salaries. An early career Personal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R134,939 based on 1,045 salaries. A mid-career Personal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R196,405 based on 696 salaries. An experienced Personal Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R244,128 based on 689 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R290,639.
Years of Experience
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