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Executive Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$48,000
$32,000
$48,000
$72,000
The average executive assistant makes about $48,989 per year. That's $23.55 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $33,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $72,000. Many of executive assistants seem to be drawn to professional and health care companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case executive assistants tend to work at professional, health care, and technology companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that New Hampshire, Maine and New York pay executive assistants the highest salaries.
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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 Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for an executive assistant is roughly $48,989 per year, which boils down to $23.55 per hour. Interestingly enough, executive assistants have the highest salaries in San Francisco, CA at about $65,020 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $42,000. Additionally, executive assistants make more than the average salary in New York, NY, Las Vegas, NV, Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, and Lexington, MA. On a more broad level, executive assistant salaries are highest in New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Rhode Island, California, Nevada, and Connecticut. On the contrary, North Carolina, Hawaii, and Florida offer the lowest executive assistant salaries.

City
Average Salary
Lexington, MA
Lexington, MA
$55,059
$55k
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
$53,173
$53k
Reston, VA
Reston, VA
$51,493
$51k

High Paying Executive Assistant Jobs

Average Executive Assistant Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Microsoft and BP America as they offer the highest salaries for executive assistants.

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    Average Executive Assistant Pay By Industry

    The salary for an executive assistant can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for executive assistants tend to be found in professional, health care, and technology companies. In fact, executive assistants can make a yearly salary of $55,237 while working for professional companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Professional
    Professional
    $55,237
    $55k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $51,539
    $52k
    Technology
    Technology
    $51,488
    $51k
    Finance
    Finance
    $49,938
    $50k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $47,877
    $48k
    Media
    Media
    $43,199
    $43k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $41,290
    $41k

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    $52,738
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    $40,000
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    $73,567
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    Madison, WI
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    $47,124
    $47,124
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    Indianapolis, IN
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    $30,000
    $30,000
    10/28/2020
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    Newark, DE
    Newark, DE
    10/28/2020
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    $37,566
    $37,566
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