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Executive assistant salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Estimated take-home pay: $56,611 
Average $63,475
Low $39,499
High $102,004
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a executive assistant is $63,475 per year in the United States. 13.9k salaries reported, updated at September 23, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Executive Assistants in United States

  1. Career Group Companies
    50 reviews38 salaries reported
    $105,104per year
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Highest paying cities for Executive Assistants near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $80,697 per year
    1.1k salaries reported
  2. Irvine, CA
    $78,046 per year
    91 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $75,174 per year
    372 salaries reported
  1. Washington, DC
    $73,593 per year
    365 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $73,113 per year
    436 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $66,313 per year
    148 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $61,701 per year
    137 salaries reported
  2. Charlotte, NC
    $57,793 per year
    44 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $56,894 per year
    168 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
Top skills
Financial Services
Top licenses
Certified Notary Public

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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?

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Average $22.72 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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