Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant

Personal Assistants (also known as PAs) perform administrative and secretarial tasks to support a manager, professional, or executive group. The average salary of a Personal Assistant is $60,595 per annum.

As a PA, your responsibilities can include responding to communications, managing schedules, organising events, creating presentations, and preparing complex itineraries.

Salary range
Average salary $60,595
salary range
$54,671
$60,595
$66,711
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
-3% by 2020
-3%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Personal Assistant are:
NSW
NSW 37.4%
VIC
VIC 23.9%
QLD
QLD 14.9%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Personal Assistant are:
  • Able to work methodically, accurately and neatly
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Neat personal appearance
Source: myfuture.edu.au
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

A business administration qualification can be highly advantageous when applying for Personal Assistant jobs. Not only will you have the opportunity to improve your skills in the office basics, you'll also learn to solve and manage a range of complex issues in the workplace.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Learn how to become an expert administrator with a Diploma of Business Administration. You'll receive supervisor-level training to prepare you for more senior admin and PA roles.