Corporate Secretary Salary
A Corporate Secretary earns an average salary of $72,796 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Legal Compliance, Corporate Governance, and Taking Meeting Minutes. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
|Salary||$42,132 - $136,997|
|Bonus||$2,018 - $50,351|
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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).)
|$37,565 - $137,928|
|Hourly Rate||$10.07 - $39.33|
|Bonus||$2,018 - $50,351|
|Total Pay (||$37,565 - $137,928|
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.Read More...
Corporate secretaries work full time in an office environment; however, as they are responsible for a key part of corporate governance, they may frequently work longer hours to meet deadlines for document filings. These professionals interact with individuals at many levels of a corporation, including members of the board of directors, other department heads, their own staff, and others; with information from colleagues, they ensure all legal obligations are met, research and analyze issues, and make reports on their findings. Additionally, they work with regulators to keep up to date on regulatory changes and ensure corporate responsibilities are completely met.
Corporate secretaries are typically required to hold a bachelor’s degree in business or a related field. They must have significant experience (generally five or more years) in corporate governance or corporate law. In some cases, they may be required to hold a paralegal certification to make corporate filings.
Corporate Secretary Tasks
- Maintain attorney or lawyer calendars, corporate minute books and time entry, transactional documents, and contacts.
- Coordinate meetings and make travel arrangements.
- Proofread, prepare, and file documentation.
Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Secretary
Pay by Experience for a Corporate Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level Corporate Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Corporate Secretary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Corporate Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 75 salaries. A Corporate Secretary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 36 salaries.
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