Personal Assistant

Average Personal Assistant Salary Nationwide

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Overview and Basic Information


For busy executives or high-level public officials, a personal assistant is a secret key to success. In addition to managing their daily calendar and communications, a personal assistant also performs all other duties necessary to keep their employer on task. Being a personal assistant is not only a challenging career but an exciting one as well. With so many things to manage, no two days are ever the same!

Example personal assistant job description

Our company executive is seeking an organized, detail-oriented and enthusiastic individual to fill the role of personal assistant. A personal assistant is responsible for performing administrative tasks and managing the duties necessary to maintain an efficient and satisfactory day-to-day schedule for the office executive. The ideal candidate for this position will be a skilled service provider with excellent time management and relationship building skills. If you are a person who thrives on creating order and solving problems, we invite you to apply!


Typical duties include:

  • Coordinate the daily calendar of the office executive including scheduling meetings

  • Serve as the first point of contact for the office executive and screen all visitors and request for communication

  • Create reports and official documents for meetings

  • Perform administrative duties such as phone calls, emails and faxes on behalf of office executive

  • Create travel arrangements and reservations for office executive

  • Manage relationships with essential outside parties

  • Execute tasks such as making bank transactions, running errands and coordinating childcare to assist office executive with their personal life


  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Time management skills

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize schedules

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Experience with Microsoft Office software

  • High school diploma or GED

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous administrative experience

  • Previous work experience as a personal assistant

Common questions about personal assistant jobs

How much does a personal assistant make?

On average, full-time personal assistants earn $57,000 per year with the opportunity for bonuses. There are also many job opportunities for part-time personal assistants. 

What are the education requirements?

Most employers require personal assistants to hold a high school diploma or GED.

Career paths for personal assistants

The position of a personal assistant is an ideal foundation for other executive administrative roles. Many personal assistants enjoy lifelong careers with their employers and others go on to serve as executive assistants for CEOs at major corporations.

The future of personal assistants

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), over the next 10 years, personal assistant positions are only projected to grow by .6% which is slower than the average for all other occupations.

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