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There are currently 54 000 people employed as Executive Assistants in Australia. According to the Department of Employment over the next 5 years (up until the year 2018) the demand for this profession is expected to be in slight decline.
Employment by State
The majority of Executive Assistants are employed within NSW. There are a higher proportion of Executive Assistants in VIC and WA than the average for all occupations, while the population in SA, TAS, NT and ACT is close to the national average.
This is a female dominated industry. 97.9% of Executive Assistants with HR duties are female and 2.1% are male.
The median age for Executive Assistants with HR duties is 40 years. The average age of Executive Assistants matches the average age for all occupations.
Executive Assistants with HR duties work an average of 36.6 hours a week. This is 3.5 hours less per week than the average for all occupations.
The majority of workers employed in this profession have a Year 12 qualification. 42.5% of Executive Assistants with HR duties have a qualification that is Certificate III or higher while 39.9% have a qualification that is Year 12 or lower.
Executive Assistant with some HR duties Duties & Tasks
- Reading and responding to mail and correspondence
- Managing diaries, resumes and dealing with candidates
- Organising travel and preparing itineraries
- Managing budgets and updating records
- Preparing presentations and other administrative duties
*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.