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.

An Executive Secretary or Executive Administrative Assistant can expect an average compensation ranging from 32000 and 48000 based on levels of tenure. Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants earn an average pay level of Forty Six Thousand One Hundred dollars each year.

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants are compensated highest in New Jersey, where they get average wages of close to about $53950. People in this career make the highest salary in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they get average job salaries of $49700.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 25.06 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $49,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises $49,480
Finance and Insurance $49,400
Utilities $49,060
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $48,410
Construction $47,100
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $38,890
Health Care and Social Assistance $42,360
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $42,680
Retail Trade $43,080
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $43,480
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $43,510
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