Executive Assistant Salaries in Germany

This salary survey includes German Executive Assistant Salaries and Austrian and Swiss EA salaries. This Salary Survey has been compiled using data from a range of well-known sources. We last updated this data in October 2022 and have seen some rises in key cities across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Executive Assistant roles see a significant variance in salaries. Critical positions like Executive Assistants to CEOs and other C-Level Executives attract very high salaries. Also, all types of industries offer Executive Assistant Jobs. However, some of these industries are higher paid than others. Higher-paying industries include Investment Banks, high-end Law Firms, Financial Services, Oil and Gas and IT.

Below you will see the salaries of Executive Assistants from major cities across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Of course, some cities have better higher-end wages. You can see where your city stands and if your salary is ideal for your role.

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    Here you can see the average salary in your area and some international comparisons, in Austria and Switzerland. The increase in 2022 is faster than in previous years. This rise is likely due to inflation in the news during 2022.

    Here you can see several cities in Germany and their salary survey details. Most cities have made gains in the last year.

    Executive Assistant Salaries in Germany by city

    Below you will see the salaries of Executive Assistants from major cities across Germany. Some towns have higher-end salaries. This aspect is because they have more headquarters or higher-paying industries than others.

    CityAverage SalaryHigher End Salaries
    Dusseldorf€63,000€89,000
    Frankfurt€63,000€77,000
    Berlin€54,000€66,000
    Munich€56,000€82,000
    Hamburg€60,000€88,000

    German Executive Assistant Salaries

    Here you can see the average salary in your area and some international comparisons, in Austria and Switzerland. The increase in 2022 is faster than in previous years. This pattern is likely due to inflation in the news during 2022.

    Here you can see several cities in Germany and their salary survey details. Most cities have made gains in the last year.

    All figures are to the nearest thousand. The source is Glassdoor, October 2022 data. Please be aware the high-end salaries are an average of higher paid roles. It does not mean it is the highest ever recorded in the particular city.

    Executive Assistant to the CEO in Germany

    We conducted a side study to show the highest salaries for Executive Assistants focusing on the Executive Assistant to a CEO in Germany. Here you can see the high wages of Executive Assistants to CEOs. Here we saw high salaries in Munich (€89K), Stuttgart (€88K), Dusseldorf (€88K), Frankfurt (€89K) and Bremen (€90K).

    Austrian Executive Assistant Salaries

    Executive Assistant Jobs in Austria attracted a lower salary than in most German cities. However, there were very few regional differences in terms of salary. For example, an Executive Assistant in Austria could expect an average salary of €53K, the same as in Vienna. Meanwhile, higher-end salaries across Austria were €71K, compared to Vienna salaries of €73K.

    CityAverage SalaryHigher End Salaries
    ZurichSFr 101,000SFr 124,000
    Vienna€53,000€73,000

    Executive Assistant Salaries in Switzerland

    Executive Assistants in Switzerland enjoy high salaries, which are relatively higher than last year compared to neighbouring countries. Switzerland boasts an impressive range of industries that offer Executive Assistants very high salaries. The table shows Zurich, the city with the highest number of Executive Assistant Jobs in Switzerland. Here we can see very high salaries compared to Germany or Austria.

    We witnessed the differences in salaries and many variances in the amount of work-life balance offered. Higher-paying jobs often need to provide the amount of flexibility of lower-paying jobs. This factor is something to consider for anyone looking to work in this field. Additionally, across Germany, Switzerland and Austria, there is a reported increase in the number of Executive Assistants working flexibly from home.

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