How much does an Executive Assistant make in Washington, DC?

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224 salaries reported, updated at Nov 24, 2020
$72,424
per year

The average salary for a executive assistant is $72,424 per year in Washington, DC.

27% higher
than national average

Most common benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Gym membership
  • Work from home
  • On-site gym
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+25.82%
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Private Equity
+38.63%
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+25.72%
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Microsoft Powerpoint
+6.04%
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+31.75%
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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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