Salary for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

Also known as:  Executive Assistant

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Executive secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants must have a high school diploma, and in the majority of cases an Associate's degree as well. Some people possess bachelors degrees. The average salary for these positions vary greatly depending on experience and the industry in which the position is held. Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants perform numerous clerical duties underneath the CEO. Duties include planning meetings, managing activities and administrative functions, plan travel and trade shows, prepare expense reports, arrange board member interactions and handle correspondence. There is often confidential information the individual is responsible for and this information must be properly handled.

A Executive Secretary and Executive Administrative Assistant will most likely earn wages that can range from $39,350 to $94,830 based on experience and education levels. will normally get a salary of sixty-five thousand two hundred and thirty dollars annually.

are compensated most highly in New York, where they can earn an average salary rate of close to $76,410. Employees in this career have the most lucrative average salary level in Information, which has job pay of $73,480.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 81.44 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants tend to make the most in the following industries:

Information
$73,480
Finance and Insurance
$72,090
Utilities
$70,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$70,310
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$70,150
Wholesale Trade
$70,080

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$53,780
Accommodation and Food Services
$57,360
Retail Trade
$57,700
Health Care and Social Assistance
$58,150
Educational Services
$60,930
Public Administration
$61,050