What does a Senior Executive Assistant do?

An executive assistant coordinates and provides high-quality administrative support to the executive team. An executive assistant's role may also include analyzing documents, preparing research reports, and occasionally supervising staff members. As such, executive assistants function as an integral and indispensable part of the office and can be found in any industry – government, education, retail, hospitality, recreation, and more.

Many executive assistants begin their career path as an administrative assistant, eventually being promoted into an executive assistant role. The best executive assistants are outgoing, have an eye for detail, and work well with a wide variety of personalities.

  • Schedule appointments, and maintain and update supervisors' daily calendar
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, prepare itineraries, plan logistics, and submit expense reports
  • Screen all incoming phone calls, inquiries, visitors, and correspondence, and route accordingly
  • Maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Manage complex office administrative work requiring the use of independent judgment and initiative
  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years of experience in administrative support functions
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with a strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and social media web platforms
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with key stakeholders
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Executive Assistant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$69,894 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $70K
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Senior Executive Assistant Career Path

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ECG Management ConsultantsECG Management Consultants
Executive Assistant
Feb. 26, 2021

“Some really smart consultants who were fun to work with and made coming to work enjoyable.”

Executive Assistant
Oct. 11, 2021

“Far far too quiet and the job description in the interview was not what the job actually was.”

The Gunter GroupThe Gunter Group
Executive Assistant
Jul. 6, 2021

“Engagement is high from all team members and I was welcomed well before my first day.”

Keller WilliamsKeller Williams
Realtor and Executive Assistant
Dec. 11, 2019

“They have a great education program and I have met some of the best people working there.”

Pepperdine UniversityPepperdine University
Executive Assistant
Aug. 7, 2021

“There is a great sense of team work and have a commons goal of helping students.”

K12 Techno ServicesK12 Techno Services
Executive Assistant
Dec. 2, 2021

“The leadership here is great and they really pushed us to succeed in our roles.”

Executive Assistant
Jul. 10, 2020

“It's so nice to work for and with such an amazing group of truly generous and passionate people.”

TERI, Inc.TERI, Inc.
Executive Assistant
Jan. 16, 2020

“Executive team is thoughtful and truly cares about the clients/students we serve and our TERI family.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a senior executive assistant

The most similar professions to senior executive assistant are:
  • Secretary
  • Personal Assistant
  • Controller
  • Accountant

The most common qualifications to become a senior executive assistant is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.