Earnings for Assistant Corporate Secretaries in the United States come in at around $73K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. In this profession, a fair number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Assistant Corporate Secretaries are female.

$29,525 - $177,393
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$73K
$180K
MEDIAN: $73,094
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$7.88 - $26.66
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$29,525 - $177,393  
   
Bonus
$3,878 - $65,584  
Profit Sharing
$16,591  
Total Pay (?
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$26,995 - $159,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$7.88 - $26.66  
   
Overtime
$22.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$3,878 - $65,584  
   
Profit Sharing
$16,591  
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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$26,995 - $159,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Assistant Corporate Secretary

A corporate secretary is a person who works alongside a corporate board of directors without actually being part of the board. The assistant corporate secretary assists this person and helps them with their multitude of duties. Generally, the assistant corporate secretary takes the minutes at all board and upper executive meetings; beyond that, however, the corporate secretary has numerous duties which involve translating board decisions into management actions, and the assistant works alongside to help.

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Assistant Corporate Secretary Tasks

  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.
  • Assist attorneys in collecting employment, medical and other records.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Corporate Secretary

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $47K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $32K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $106K on average. Assistant Corporate Secretaries who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $70K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Corporate Secretary Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 71%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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