Administrative Secretary Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Administrative Secretary is $13.98 per hour.
Administrative Secretary Total Pay (?
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$22,009 - $45,955
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MEDIAN: $31,695
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Administrative Secretary Total Pay (?
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$10.12 - $20.14
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,009 - $45,955  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,186  
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,415 - $44,075  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $20.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$1.93 - $30.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,186  
   
Profit Sharing
$391.49 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$21,415 - $44,075  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,161
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Job Description for Administrative Secretary

The administrative secretary conducts a number of jobs, typically in an office setting. They type reports, maintain office records and invoicing, and may handle accounts payable. They are also responsible for scheduling meetings and maintaining work calendars for colleagues in the office. They answer phones and help coordinate requests for supervisors. The administrative secretary also handles day-to-day management of the office, including maintaining office supply levels, having familiarity with light hardware maintenance (such as installing new toner in copiers and printers), and arranging for any necessary repairs to office equipment.
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Administrative Secretary Tasks
  • Schedule all correspondence and necessary documents for the Administrative Director's action.
  • Schedule appointments and meetings for the Administrative Director.
  • Screen and channel incoming calls and visitors to the Administrative Director's Office.
  • Perform a wide range of complex secretarial and administrative duties.
  • Assist the Administrative Director with special projects and activities.

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Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Secretary

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Baltimore
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Houston
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Miami
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Atlanta
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Cleveland
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St. Louis
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San Diego
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National Average
$30,000
Indianapolis
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Los Angeles
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Fort Worth
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Cincinnati
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San Antonio
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Nashville
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Experience Affects Administrative Secretary Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Secretary Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Typing
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Accounts Payable
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Filing
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National Average
$30,000
Phone Support
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Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Bookkeeping
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Accounts Receivable
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Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 29%
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