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A person in an entry-level Executive Assistant role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $57,900. A Executive Assistant candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $60,000. A person in a mid-career Executive Assistant role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $72,500 a year. Executive Assistant with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $80,000. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Executive Assistant role’s annual salary averages $90,000 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Executive Assistant position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $72,500 higher than the national average for Executive Assistant positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Executive Assistant roles that can advance both internally and with another company.