How much does an Executive Assistant make in the United States? The average Executive Assistant salary in the United States is $70,057 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $62,714 and $78,193. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $62,714 10% $56,028 90% $85,601 75% $78,193 $70,057 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant provides support and assistance to executives that ensure effective use of time and productive interactions with staff and the public. Handles a wide range of administrative and executive support-related tasks involving the clerical, administrative function, research, and management roles. Being an Executive Assistant is responsible for schedule management, office management, communication liaison, information preparation, company records management, data analysis, and representing the executive to others. Handles confidential information and communications. Additionally, Executive Assistant full comprehension of company's operation and procedures. May also be responsible for training and supervising lower level clerical staff. Uses discretion and judgement and knowledge of organization to facilitate the executive's activities. Requires an associate degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to an executive. The Executive Assistant works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. To be an Executive Assistant typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may need 2 years experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
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City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
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City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
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