While the wage of a full-time personal assistant varies by location and employer, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, personal assistants, earn a median hourly rate of $27.01 in California as of 2012. The same position in the state of Florida was listed as earning a rate of $20.60.
According to the Huston Chronicle, this position usually requires at least a high school diploma; however, more education may be required, depending on the employer. The pay rate is often given based on the amount of experience the applicant has. This position may also come will benefits, depending on the employer.