Executive Assistant Salary in the US

$54,622
per year
per hour
$23.87
per hour
per year

Executive Assistant - Average Salary & Hourly Rate

The average salary for an Executive Assistant is $54,622 per year ($23.87 per hour), which is $1,132 (+2%) higher than the average salary in the US.
An Executive Assistant can expect an average starting salary of $38,547. The highest salaries can exceed $77,820.
$38,547
Low
$54,622
Average salary
$77,820
High
$16.84
Low
$23.87
Average salary
$34.01
High

Executive Assistant Salary Range

Low
$38,547
Average salary
$54,622
Senior
$65,883
High
$77,820
Low
$16.84
Average salary
$23.87
Senior
$28.79
High
$34.01
Among Executive Assistants in the US, Non Profit Executive Assistants and Virtual Executive Assistants tend to have the lowest pay rates, while experienced Sr Executive Assistants and C level Executive Assistants enjoy the highest salaries.

Executive Assistant - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Executive Assistant$65K/year
+19% 
Executive Assistant to CEO$58K/year
+7% 
Virtual Executive Assistant$47K/year
 -14%
Non Profit Executive Assistant$35K/year
 -36%

Executive Assistant - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Executive Assistant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $40,000 per year. A mid career Executive Assistant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $53,000, while a Senior Executive Assistant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $65,000. Executive Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn $63,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Executive Assistant

Senior▲ +19%
Late Career▲ +15%
Average Salary$54,622/year
Mid Career▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -27%

Gender Breakdown

Female
97%
Male
3%

Executive Assistant - Jobs by Location

Executive Assistant - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Executive Assistant jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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