Executive Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$48,000
$32,000
Min 10%
$48,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
New Hampshire
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does an executive assistant make?
As an Executive Assistant in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $48,989 per year or $23.55 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $72,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $33,000. Most Executive Assistant jobs are in Professional companies and Health Care companies. New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Rhode Island, and California are some of the states with the best Executive Assistant salaries in the US. The typical tenure for an Executive Assistant is 3.5 years.

Average Executive Assistant Salary By Location

Executive Assistants in the United States of America make on average $48,989 a year or $23.55 per hour. San Francisco, CA reports the highest annual salary for Executive Assistants at 65,020. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $42,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Executive Assistant salaries are New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Rhode Island, and California. North Carolina, Hawaii, Florida, South Carolina, and Louisiana are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Executive Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Executive Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Executive Assistant Salary By Company

There is good job security in Executive Assistant positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Professional companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Executive Assistants. Executive Assistants at Microsoft and BP America report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like Morgan Stanley and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe report highly competitive salaries for Executive Assistants.

Average Executive Assistant Pay By Industry

Wages for Executive Assistants can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Manufacturing companies, Health Care companies, and Technology companies pay higher-than-average wages for Executive Assistants. Salaries for Executive Assistants in Manufacturing companies average $53,116 annually, while Health Care companies and Technology companies pay $53,073 and $49,622, respectively. At $42,490, the average salary for Executive Assistants in the Media industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$53,116
$53k
Health Care
Health Care
$53,073
$53k
Technology
Technology
$49,622
$50k
Finance
Finance
$49,356
$49k
Professional
Professional
$44,918
$45k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$42,785
$43k
Media
Media
$42,490
$42k

Executive Assistant Salary History

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Location
Date Added
Salary
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