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Corporate Secretary Salary

A Corporate Secretary earns an average salary of $58,359 per year. A skill in Taking Meeting Minutes is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
$30,313 - $115,012
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MEDIAN: $58,358
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$9.95 - $24.70
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,313 - $115,012  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,893  
Profit Sharing
$1,350 - $5,350  
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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$27,752 - $110,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $24.70  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $38.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,893  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,350 - $5,350  
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).
)
$27,752 - $110,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Job Description for Corporate Secretary

Corporate secretaries oversee regulatory responsibilities of corporations. This involves assisting the board of directors in understanding and meeting all applicable regulatory issues, ensuring the corporation operates within the bounds of the law. Corporate secretaries are ultimately responsible for the legal filings of corporations, such as disclosures to shareholders, annual and quarterly earnings and account information, and tax obligations. They consult with board members and make recommendations regarding policies necessary to meet corporate responsibilities. They may (along with their staff) organize board meetings, set agendas, and review materials for accuracy before distribution to the board.

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Corporate Secretary Tasks

  • Proofread, prepare, and file documentation.
  • Coordinate meetings and make travel arrangements.
  • Maintain attorney or lawyer calendars, corporate minute books and time entry, transactional documents, and contacts.

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Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Secretary

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

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Experience Affects Corporate Secretary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Corporate Secretary Salaries

Taking Meeting Minutes
up arrow 22%

National Average
$52,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 15%