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Executive Assistant

A high-level organisational role working closely with a company executive or senior manager to provide administrative support

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The most common annual salary in AUS for an Executive Assistant is between $80k and $90k
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Diploma of Business Administration

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How do Executive Assistants rate their role?

Latest reviews from 77 Executive Assistants surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.9
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
3.3
Job security
4.0
Pay / Salary
3.8
Variety of work
3.9

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Nov 2018
Technology and the world have changed rapidly, so has the role of an Executive Assistant. An EA is a partner to his/her manager.
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Business Administration
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Executive office
The good things
Being an Executive Assistant to senior management, it gives me opportunity to partner with the senior executives I support and manage his/her office for him/her. It is rewarding to see when they can ...
The challenges
Throughout my career, I have had the opportunities to work with and for different senior executives. Each has his or her own management and leadership style. It can be challenging when your manager ...
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Nov 2018
I love being an EA as I get to be involved in the day to day working of the organisation and contribute
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business Administration
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Local Government
The good things
In my role I am in a position of trust and and work in partnership with my executives to acheive outcomes and is judged on the effectiveness on the value of the contribution I make. Have a 360 view o...
The challenges
Some of the challenges an EA can encounter is not getting involved in office politics, working under pressure, ability to be flexible , resilience
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