Executive Assistant Salaries

Here we can see some key data on Executive Assistant Salaries. We have used data from the well-known employment website, Glassdoor, and have last updated this data in April 2021. In the case of Executive Assistant roles, you will note large variance in salaries especially in larger cities. This is because Executive Assistants to CEOs and other C-Level Executives at major corporations often get significantly higher salaries. Certain industries pay very high salaries. These include Investment Banks, high end Law Firms, Financial Services, Oil and Gas.

Executive Assistant Salaries

We have compiled data on Executive Assistant Salaries from across the UK, Europe, the UAE, South East Asia and Australia. Here you can see the average salary in your area and see some international comparison.

UK Executive Assistant Salaries

Here you can see several UK cities and their salary survey details:

CityAverage SalaryHigher End Salaries
London£40,000£59,000
Birmingham£32,000£45,000
Manchester£31,000£41,000
Leeds£31,000£43,000
Edinburgh£32,000£49,000

All figures are rounded to the nearest thousand. Source is Glassdoor, April 2021 data.

London Executive Assistants earn high salaries often due to the high number of headquarters and high paying industries, such as Financial Services. We now see increasing numbers of higher paying Executive Assistant jobs in other cities. This trend is expected to continue as remote working is becoming more common.

Executive AssistantsWork Life Balance

The higher paying jobs often involve more fast-paced and intense working environments. This is not always the case. We have often found the range in salary often presents Executive Assistants with the choice between salary and work-life balance.

We will now look at several areas across Europe for the salary survey data. The large capital cities and cities with large companies tend to offer the largest numbers of Executive Assistant jobs.

Netherlands Executive Assistant Salaries

Here we have three major cities.

CityAverage SalaryHigher End Salaries
Amsterdam€56,000€61,000
The Hague€46,000€46,000
Rotterdam€45,000€45,000

All figures are rounded to the nearest thousand. Source is Glassdoor, April 2021 data.

Irish Executive Assistant Salaries

The Irish market has seen growth in this type of career and increasing numbers of roles that have salaries at the high end of the pay scale.

CityAverage SalaryHigher End Salaries
Dublin€40,000€53,000

All figures are rounded to the nearest thousand. Source is Glassdoor, April 2021 data.

German Executive Assistant Salaries

Germany has a well-established Executive Assistant career path that includes greater focus on executive, business support. Therefore, we see higher salaries, especially in international companies.

CityAverage SalaryHigher End Salaries
Dusseldorf€58,000€88,000
Frankfurt€58,000€70,000
Berlin€50,000€60,000
Munich€51,000€75,000
Hamburg€55,000€81,000

 All figures are rounded to the nearest thousand. Source is Glassdoor, April 2021 data.

Swiss and Austrian Executive Assistant Salaries

CityAverage SalaryHigher End Salaries
ZurichSFr 106,000SFr 129,000
Vienna€50,000€78,000
All figures are rounded to the nearest thousand. Source is Glassdoor, April 2021 data.

Other European Cities

Cities such as Paris and Madrid see large ranges in salaries. This is often the case for Executive Assistant jobs in international companies and commonly we have seen a requirement to work in English in these Executive Assistant jobs.

CityAverage SalaryHigher End Salaries
Milan€43,000€43,000
Paris€46,000€61,000
Madrid€38,000€55,000
Luxembourg€48,000€65,000
StockholmKr 432,000Kr 564,000
Brussels€43,000€60,000
Barcelona€32,000€48,000

We have also compiled some data from the Middle East and Asia. Here you can see some of the major areas where you will find Executive Assistant careers. We have not included data from the US and Canada, as the definition of the role and content of the role can differ, in relation to job title.

Middle Eastern, Asian and Australian Executive Assistant Salaries

CityAverage SalaryHigher End Salaries
DubaiAED 150,000AED 264,000
Hong KongHK$360,000HK$599,000
SydneyA$87,000A$105,000
Abu DhabiAED 177,000AED 288,000
SingaporeSG$40,000SG$85,000
Melbourne$80,000A$98,000

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