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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: $57,159 
Average $64,178
Low $39,973
High $103,040
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a executive assistant is $64,178 per year in the United States. 13.5k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2023

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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. Meta
    746 reviews18 salaries reported
    $115,740per year
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Highest paying cities for Executive Assistants near United States

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $96,531 per year
    353 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $81,781 per year
    1.1k salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $75,970 per year
    305 salaries reported
  1. Washington, DC
    $73,648 per year
    344 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $72,125 per year
    424 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $68,713 per year
    176 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $66,508 per year
    156 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $58,830 per year
    170 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $57,579 per year
    52 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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Executive Assistant to CEO

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Average $67,232 per year

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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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