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How Much Does a Personal Assistant Earn In The United States?

Personal Assistant Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$38,000
$28,000
$38,000
$54,000
The average personal assistant makes about $38,961 per year. That's $18.73 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $28,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $54,000. Many of personal assistants seem to be drawn to health care and non profits companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case personal assistants tend to work at real estate, finance, and manufacturing 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 Jersey, California and New York pay personal assistants the highest salaries.
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Where Personal Assistants Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Personal Assistants Earn In Different Cities?

While a personal assistant can average a salary of $38,961 per year, or $18.73 per hour, there are many opportunities for personal assistants to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $56,442 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Chicago, IL and Westerville, OH. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $34,000. The highest paying states for personal assistants include New Jersey, California and New York. Meanwhile, Montana, Louisiana, and Minnesota offer the lowest salaries.
Location
$56,442
Avg. Salary
$23k
$72k
$50,116
Avg. Salary
$23k
$72k
$44,660
Avg. Salary
$23k
$72k
4. Westerville, OH
$42,836
Avg. Salary
$23k
$72k
5. Charleston, SC
$41,575
Avg. Salary
$23k
$72k
$40,810
Avg. Salary
$23k
$72k

High Paying Personal Assistant Jobs

Which Companies Pay Personal Assistants The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a personal assistant, being employed by a company such as Calendars or Kelly Services would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like CornerStone Staffing and Randstad USA also report highly competitive salaries for personal assistants.
Company
Avg. Salary
$27k
$71k
Avg. Salary
$27k
$71k
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$27k
$71k
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$27k
$71k
Avg. Salary
$27k
$71k

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Personal Assistant Salary History

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    How Much Do Personal Assistants Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a personal assistant can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for personal assistants tend to be found in real estate, finance, and manufacturing companies. In fact, personal assistants can make a yearly salary of $53,581 while working for real estate companies.
    1. Real Estate
    $53,581
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $62k
    2. Finance
    $36,600
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $62k
    3. Manufacturing
    $36,116
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $62k
    4. Media
    $34,820
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $62k
    5. Hospitality
    $34,613
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $62k
    6. Retail
    $32,923
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $62k

    Recently Added Personal Assistant Salaries

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    Park City, UT
    Park City, UT
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    $60,000
    $60,000
    03/27/2021
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    SY-Community Skills/Personal Assistant Re-Advertised (CC #4833)
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    Phoenix, AZ
    Phoenix, AZ
    03/26/2021
    03/26/2021
    $30,241
    $30,241
    03/26/2021
    Home Care Assistance New Mexico
    Home Care Assistance New Mexico
    Caregiver/Personal Assistant
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    Albuquerque, NM
    Albuquerque, NM
    03/26/2021
    03/26/2021
    $22,957
    $22,957
    03/26/2021
    Personal Assistant/House Keeper(Family of 5)
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    Rosemount, MN
    Rosemount, MN
    03/25/2021
    03/25/2021
    $32,609
    $32,609
    03/25/2021
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services, Inc.
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services, Inc.
    Person Centered Counselor and Assistance
    Person Centered Counselor and Assistance
    Person Centered Counselor and Assistance
    Charleroi, PA
    Charleroi, PA
    03/23/2021
    03/23/2021
    $32,682
    $32,682
    03/23/2021
    Personal Assistant Computer
    Personal Assistant Computer
    Torrance, CA
    Torrance, CA
    03/23/2021
    03/23/2021
    $104,350
    $104,350
    03/23/2021
    Ramcell Tower
    Ramcell Tower
    Personal Assistant/Remotely
    Personal Assistant/Remotely
    Personal Assistant/Remotely
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    03/20/2021
    03/20/2021
    $73,045
    $73,045
    03/20/2021
    Personal Assistant
    Personal Assistant
    Montville, NJ
    Montville, NJ
    03/19/2021
    03/19/2021
    $80,000
    $80,000
    03/19/2021
    Personal Assistant/Helper Needed
    Personal Assistant/Helper Needed
    Webster, MA
    Webster, MA
    03/19/2021
    03/19/2021
    $27,131
    $27,131
    03/19/2021
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    Newport, KY
    Newport, KY
    03/19/2021
    03/19/2021
    $41,740
    $41,740
    03/19/2021