Administrative Secretary Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Administrative Secretary is $14.05 per hour.
Administrative Secretary Salary (?
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$22,160 - $46,524
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MEDIAN: $31,954
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Administrative Secretary Salary (?
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$10.16 - $20.20
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,160 - $46,524  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,175  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $5,068  
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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$21,532 - $44,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 790
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $20.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$1.93 - $30.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,175  
   
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $5,068  
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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$21,532 - $44,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,469
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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 Difference By Location

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Chicago
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Baltimore
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Houston
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Cleveland
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Atlanta
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National Average
$30,000
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Administrative Secretary Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Secretary?
Administrative Secretary in Salinas:
Pros: Great leadership from the top trickles down to all subordinates.
Cons: Too many things to juggle all at once.
Administrative Secretary in Essex:
Pros: I like the fact that my boss isn't always standing over my shoulder and lets me manage my own time.
Cons: I get asked to do a lot and do not get a lot of respect. When the accountant or bookkeeper come in they use my computer so I get booted from my desk. I get asked to do a lot of meaningless tasks like making copies and filing. I know that my boss doesn't think my job is very important and has said that the previous people in my position were over paid. I have been there for almost four years and don't make the salary the previous employees in my position were paid. I work with all men.

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Experience Affects Administrative Secretary Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Administrative Secretary Salaries

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

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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%