A Corporate Secretary earns an average salary of $68,723 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.

$40,260 - $130,665
(Median)
$40K
$69K
$130K
MEDIAN: $68,723
10%
50%
90%

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$12.04 - $38.62
(Median)
$12
$19
$39
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,260 - $130,665  
   
Bonus
$1,952 - $49,665  
Profit Sharing
$8,500  
Total Pay (?
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$34,889 - $133,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $38.62  
   
Overtime
$24.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,952 - $49,665  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,500  
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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$34,889 - $133,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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



Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Corporate Secretary Salaries




National Average
$63,000

Accounting
up arrow 17%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 33%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 34%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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