Executive Assistant Pay Range

We published several the average executive assistant salary in many countries for October 2022. Our team used many well-respected job information, careers boards and HR bodies to compile the series of reports on the Executive Assistant Pay Range. As a result, we have details of Executive Assistant Pay in the UK, USA, Canada, Netherlands, France, Gulf States, and others. These publications provide information that can help our students and the wider public understand actual salaries in their area. There is information on high paying executive assistant jobs, averages Executive Assistant wages and starting salaries for Executive Assistants.

Executive Assistant Salary

Average Executive Assistant Salary

All our Salary Surveys are updated annually to ensure that our members get up-to-date information regarding the average pay for executive assistants. For some regions, we will show an executive assistant monthly salary, but for others, they will be annual EA salaries. We use highly reliable data from several sources to be able to publish our salary surveys. Additionally, the study cannot measure the amount of non-monetary rewards and benefits that Executive Assistants receive.

Non-monetary rewards

Therefore, Executive Assistants should consider these non-monetary rewards and benefits when considering a future role. Many countries showed that the Executive Assistant Pay Range was quite large. High-paying executive assistant jobs were often found in specific industries, and in some countries, they were found in only some cities.

UK Salaries

UK Salary Survey

US Salaries

US Salary Survey

Netherlands Salaries

Netherlands Executive Assistant Salaries

Canada Salaries

Canada Executive Assistant Salaries

French Salaries

France Executive Assistant Salaries

German Salaries

Germany Salary Survey

Gulf States Salaries

UAE Executive Assistant Salary Survey

Singapore Salaries

Singapore Executive Assistant Salaries

Switzerland Salaries

Switzerland Salary Surveys

High-paying Executive Assistant Jobs

Higher-paying Executive Assistant Jobs can be found in many larger cities worldwide. Additionally, many countries showed a salary range for Executive Assistant Job titles. C-Level Executive Assistants with job titles like Executive Assistant to the CEO or CFO etc. tended to be the most senior Executive Assistants and attract the highest salaries for an EA. Meanwhile, Junior Executive Assistants naturally experience lower salaries and more typically receive their hourly salary than with more senior jobs.

Most countries witness a range in salaries between cities, regions and industries. We also noticed that some industries and countries have a work culture geared towards more significant cash bonuses, whilst others will have more weighting for salaries. Cash bonuses can be unpredictable and inconsistent, so we have not included this part of the Executive Assistants’ salaries. If the cash rewards are highly likely to be paid, we have added them as a side note. 

Quality of Life

Perhaps the most critical measure is quality of life. Comparing cities or countries, please consider the cost of living and disposable income. Another element to consider is the level of work-life balance and the possibility of remote or flexible working; please consider this in your career moves. 

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I found the entire course worked well. The order in which the topics were presented, and the emphasis on the EA role and how it can be used most effectively. The course was guided by the practicalities of the role and included real life examples from both trainer and participants.  I was in awe of the ladies on the course and the positions they hold. I learn that the role is more management/partnership oriented than I had believed. Delighted to know that there are so many more options available for me to pursue.

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