The average wage for an Administrative Secretary is $15.39 per hour.

$24,265 - $51,657
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$52K
MEDIAN: $34,972
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$11.04 - $21.38
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,265 - $51,657  
   
Bonus
$216.80 - $4,817  
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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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$23,506 - $47,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 372
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.04 - $21.38  
   
Overtime
$15.15 - $31.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$216.80 - $4,817  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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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$23,506 - $47,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 675
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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

National Average: $33,021

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Administrative Secretary Reviews

What is it like working as an Administrative Secretary?

Administrative Secretary in San Diego:
"Working As An Administrative Assistant."
Pros: I like interacting with customers and helping others. I like working in a fast paced environment, although I like working in an office, I like that I also get to go outside and enjoy working outside.
Cons: This job makes you feel important, although it's extremely stressful! You are constantly busy and needed in every direction. Sometimes the help I give coworkers isn't appreciated by them or my manager. I feel as if I'm underpaid and my manager takes advantage of it by giving me more responsibilities.

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
$33,000


Skills That Affect Administrative Secretary Salaries


Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 3%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
0%

National Average
$33,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Phone Support
up arrow 3%

Filing
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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