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

6.9k salaries reported, updated at July 20, 2021
per year

The average salary for a executive assistant is $52,961 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Gym membership
  • Work from home
  • On-site gym
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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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