Learn about the types of people who become executive assistants. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2023

87% of executive assistants work in full-time roles while 13% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming an executive assistant. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming executive assistants at a ratio of 1.00 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2023

91% of executive assistants are female and 9% are male.


Gender Bias, 2023

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being an executive assistant and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming an executive assistant and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming an executive assistant than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of executive assistants are White, making up 59% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish, making up 10% and 9% respectively.