Personal Assistants can help their employers with a wide range of tasks to keep them organized and productive and support them in their personal and professional lives.
Most Personal Assistants have strong computer skills and professional experience in a private home. Additional skills vary by candidate and may include strengths in financial management of the home, writing, organizing or project management.
The duties of a Personal Assistant may include:
- Managing the household calendar
- Making travel arrangements
- Booking appointments
- Managing household bill payments
- Organizing the home office and other areas of the home
- Assisting in planning and organization of parties and other events
- Running errands
- Handling special projects such as helping an employer with a renovation or researching major purchases
Compensation is based on job responsibilities and prior experience of the employee.
Full-time Personal Assistants typically earn between $70,000 and $100,000 per year. When they are paid on an hourly basis, most personal assistants earn from $35 to $50 per hour.
Some families choose to provide benefits to full-time Personal Assistants, which may include:
- Paid sick days
- Paid vacation
- Paid holidays
- Medical insurance
What clients and staff are saying:
“After our kids were too old to need a Nanny, we realized we still needed help so we decided to hire a Personal Assistant. I tried to find one on my own but after a nightmare experience I realized I couldn’t do it. We asked our friends how they found their awesome assistant. They said they rely on Town + Country. They found an ideal assistant for us. Town + Country is worth every penny.”
– Anne, Writer and Mom
“A really great Personal Assistant is a god-send. A PA can help manage all the details of your life from bill paying to running errands to planning a dinner party to keeping your home immaculately organized. The time you save can be spent doing what you really want to do. Everyone needs something different from their PA. I have been matching PAs with employers for many years and know what it takes to find the right one for you.”
– Kristine Lange, Town + Country Resources