School Secretary Salary (United States)

The average salary for a School Secretary is $26,699 per year.
School Secretary Salary (?
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$17,454 - $40,518
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MEDIAN: $26,698
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School Secretary Salary (?
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$9.67 - $18.69
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,454 - $40,518  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $982  
Total Pay (?
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$18,553 - $40,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 824
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $18.69  
   
Overtime
$1.55 - $27.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $982  
   
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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$18,553 - $40,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 686
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Job Description for School Secretary

School secretaries work in a variety of educational institutions such as elementary, middle and high schools, colleges, and technical schools. Their job tasks consist of typing up correspondences and compiling important data for a school's expense and statistics reports. During the day they are required to politely answer incoming phone calls, greet anyone who visits the school, and resolve information requests. If they are unable to resolve the requests, they route them up their chain of command. They also coordinate space and office organization. Their normal work schedules are the same as the school principals, which may be anytime between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm. All work is done indoors. The work environment is an office within the school's main administration office. School secretaries work closely with other employees and supervisors in the administration office, such as the principal and school counselors. They also address the administrative needs of the school's students, which may be outside of the job tasks of the school's teachers. A typical day consists of scheduling meetings, appointments, and travel for the school's employees. They also maintain both the paper and electronic files of the school. The level of education required is normally an associate's degree, but a bachelor's degree may be required for employment at colleges. Some elementary schools ask their school secretary applicants to have at least five years of experience in an administrative position if they do not possess an educational degree.
School Secretary Tasks
  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and statistical reports.
  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Coordinate space and office organization; maintaining paper and electronic files.

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Pay Difference By Location

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$27,000
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Experience Affects School Secretary Salaries

National Average
$27,000

Skills That Affect School Secretary Salaries

Typing
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Accounting
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National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 26%