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Executive assistant salary in United States

How much does an Executive Assistant make in the United States?

Average base salary

$48,406
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a executive assistant is $48,406 per year in the United States. 9.8k salaries reported, updated at September 14, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Executive Assistants in United States

  1. Guggenheim Partners
    3.6star
    78 reviews7 salaries reported
    $127,738per year
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Highest paying cities for Executive Assistants near United States

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $59,259 per year
    124 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $56,157 per year
    551 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $53,174 per year
    300 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $52,580 per year
    190 salaries reported
  2. Denver, CO
    $51,709 per year
    179 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $50,944 per year
    102 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $50,522 per year
    103 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $48,059 per year
    182 salaries reported
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Where can an Executive Assistant earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Executive Assistants

Top fields of study
Law Degree
+52.25%salary
Top skills
Financial Services
+25.82%salary
Top licenses
Certified Notary Public
+10.25%salary

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Most common benefits for Executive Assistants

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 10,949 ratings

55% of Executive Assistants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Administrative Assistant

127,046 job openings

Average $18.50 per hour

Executive Administrative Assistant

11,520 job openings

Average $22.57 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for an Executive Assistant

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as an executive assistant?

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How can executive assistants increase their salary?

An executive assistant can increase their salary by obtaining formal education through a certification program or bachelor's degree program. Asking to take on additional responsibilities, especially those requiring a new or more complex skill set, can also position you to earn salary increases in your current or future position.

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