Executive assistant

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How much does an Executive Assistant make in Chicago, IL?

Average base salary
161 salaries reported, updated at Jul 23, 2020
per year
The average salary for a executive assistant with 2 to 3 years of experience, Bachelor Degree, and 3 selected qualifications is $64,473 per year in Chicago, IL.
13% higher
than national average
Most common benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Gym membership
  • Work from home
  • On-site gym
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Salaries by years of experience in Chicago, IL

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Law Degree
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Financial Services
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Private Equity
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Expense Management
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Microsoft Powerpoint
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License categories:
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Certified Notary Public
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Most common benefits for Executive Assistants

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Gym membership
  • Work from home
  • On-site gym
  • Food provided
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Stock options
  • Commuter assistance
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Salary satisfaction

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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 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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