Yes, there are virtual assistants right here in the US. Their rates are generally higher than you’ll find overseas, but you have to weigh that against the benefits of employing a native English speaker and “hiring American.”

You won’t have to worry about time zones or cultural misunderstandings, or be anxious about giving your personal and business information to someone halfway around the world. A US-based VA can possibly present a professional alternative to the lower cost options, while still offering the benefits of outsourcing.

This quick comparison chart showcases a handful of the most popular North American VA companies. Click on the star ratings to jump to detailed profile of each, or scroll down to see the full directory.
Worldwide101 Time Etc BELAY Zirtual
Customer Rating
Established 2009 2007 2010 2010
Hourly Rate $37-43 $22-26 $37-43 $28-33
Minimum Package $430 for 10 hours $78 for 3 hours 20 hours a month $398 for 12 hours
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Minimum VA Experience 7 years 5 years 5 years 1 year
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*Specialist services are available for an additional charge.
Overall Rating4.984.984.984.984.98
Quality of Work4.984.984.984.984.98
Communication4.984.984.984.984.98
Value4.974.974.974.974.97

Worldwide101

Worldwide101 is an international premium virtual assistant company with clients and assistants in North America and Europe. Founded in 2009, Worldwide101 supports demanding founders and executives by providing skilled virtual assistants that can take on responsibility, and represent the founder […]

Overall Rating4.944.944.944.944.94
Quality of Work4.934.934.934.934.93
Communication4.894.894.894.894.89
Value4.934.934.934.934.93

Time Etc

Time Etc is a UK and US-based virtual assistant company that has been around since 2007. They recently expanded operations into the US market, and boast that they’ve helped complete more than 1,000,000 tasks and projects so far! Time Etc was founded by […]

Overall Rating4.934.934.934.934.93
Quality of Work4.924.924.924.924.92
Communication4.934.934.934.934.93
Value4.884.884.884.884.88

BELAY (formerly eaHELP)

BELAY is a virtual staffing solutions company that employs exclusively US-based assistants and specialists. The company got its start in 2010 helping churches and pastors outsource their administrative work, and has since expanded to serve businesses (small & large) nationwide. About BELAY […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work55555
Communication55555
Value55555

RemSource

RemSource is an American virtual administrative assistant company based in Baltimore, MD. The company was founded in 2009 by Azi Rosenblum, who saw a need for a more professional, integrated admin service to help growing small businesses. About RemSource RemSource […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work55555
Communication55555
Value55555

Virtual Assist USA

Virtual Assist USA is one of the largest VA operations in the US. Based in Pittsburgh PA, the company has been in business since 2007. Today, founder Danielle Cuomo oversees a team of 60 VAs who work from home in […]

Overall Rating4.594.594.594.594.59
Quality of Work4.644.644.644.644.64
Communication4.564.564.564.564.56
Value4.524.524.524.524.52

Longer Days

LongerDays.com is a team-based virtual assistant company; they operate out of a single office located in Muskegon, Michigan. This allows for organic team collaboration. It helps the VA staff be a more powerful team, and ultimately leading to better overall results […]

Overall Rating4.24.24.24.24.2
Quality of Work4.24.24.24.24.2
Communication4.54.54.54.54.5
Value4.074.074.074.074.07

Zirtual

Zirtual is a virtual assistant service that offers virtual assistant and personal concierge services to people around the world. Zirtual was founded in 2010 and after stints in San Francisco and Las Vegas, now calls Columbus OH its home base. Zirtual […]

Overall Rating4.834.834.834.834.83
Quality of Work55555
Communication4.834.834.834.834.83
Value55555

Surplus Hands

Surplus Hands is a virtual assistant company that employs exclusively US-based virtual assistants. Their offices are located in Philadelphia, and their assistants work remotely across the US. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider Surplus Hands if you’re not based in […]

Overall Rating4.14.14.14.14.1
Quality of Work4.074.074.074.074.07
Communication4.134.134.134.134.13
Value4.034.034.034.034.03

Red Butler

Red Butler is an executive virtual assistant and administrative support service that helps business professionals, entrepreneurs, startup teams, and executives get more done in less time. The Beverly Hills, CA-based company began in 2003 and since then has opened up […]

Overall Rating4.144.144.144.144.14
Quality of Work4.294.294.294.294.29
Communication3.713.713.713.713.71
Value4.434.434.434.434.43

Gabbyville

GabbyVille is a virtual receptionist service provider based in Knoxville, TN. The company was founded in 2013 when a business owner realized his software product sales were suffering because clients were always getting voice mail instead of a live person when they called […]

Overall Rating3.613.613.613.613.61
Quality of Work3.453.453.453.453.45
Communication3.453.453.453.453.45
Value3.683.683.683.683.68

Upwork (formerly oDesk)

Note: oDesk.com has rebranded to Upwork.com. Upwork, like Elance, is a community that brings together contract workers and employers. The company has been in business since 2003, and now serves hundreds of thousands of clients all around the world. They […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work55555
Communication55555
Value55555

Elite Virtual Assistants

Elite Virtual is a US-based virtual assistant company. They have been in operation for around two years, with a head office is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and virtual assistants working remotely all across the US. About Elite Virtual The company […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work55555
Communication55555
Value55555

Horkey HandBook Virtual Assistant Finder

The Horkey HandBook Virtual Assistant Finder is a VA recruiting service by Gina Horkey. A professional VA and freelancer writer herself, she began training others to become virtual assistants as well. The VA Finder tool came about as a way […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work55555
Communication55555
Value55555

Task Molly

Task Molly is a US-based virtual assistant and administrative support company that focuses on helping small businesses manage their day-to-day tasks. Their US-based assistants are well-versed in US business practices and the company focuses mainly on US clients. Their head […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work55555
Communication55555
Value55555

TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit is task-based outsourcing company with a local twist. They’ll handle virtual tasks like most of the other companies here, but their real specialty is in local, hands-on assistance. TaskRabbit got its start in Boston in 2008, and has since […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work55555
Communication55555
Value55555

Tammy’s Office Solutions

Tammy’s Office Solutions is a virtual assistant company based just outside of Richmond, VA. Most of their virtual assistants are based in the US, with some across the border in Canada. The company has been operating since 2008. They provide […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work55555
Communication55555
Value55555

Equivity

Equivity is a US-based virtual assistant company. Based in San Francisco and with virtual assistants across the country, the company has been in business since 2014. About Equivity The company is run by co-founders Eric Wall, and Heidi Hodges. Eric […]

Overall Rating2.752.752.752.752.75
Quality of Work44444
Communication3.753.753.753.753.75
Value22222

Ruby Receptionists

Ruby Receptionists, sometimes referred to as Call Ruby, is a Portland, Oregon based virtual answering service for small businesses. The company was founded in 2003 by Jill Nelson, who remains on as CEO. All the virtual receptionists work out of the […]

Overall Rating2.642.642.642.642.64
Quality of Work2.682.682.682.682.68
Communication2.662.662.662.662.66
Value2.582.582.582.582.58

Fancy Hands

Fancy Hands is a New York-based virtual assistant company that was founded in 2010. In itself, it’s not a revolutionary business model, but what sets Fancy Hands apart from its low priced outsourcing competition is its use of US-based, native-English […]