School Secretary Salary

Women comprise the majority of School Secretaries in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $28K annually on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a little more than half have dental, too.

$18,206 - $44,476
$18K
$28K
$44K
MEDIAN: $27,969
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$9.93 - $19.30
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$19
MEDIAN: $13.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,206 - $44,476  
   
Bonus
$900  
Total Pay (?
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$19,578 - $41,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 595
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $19.30  
   
Overtime
$13.50 - $28.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$900  
   
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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$19,578 - $41,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 511

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Job Description for School Secretary

A school secretary should possess a variety of skills and abilities, including good oral and written communication skills, proper telephone etiquette, the ability to handle a multiline phone system, strong organization skills, a methodical work approach, the ability to work under pressure. He or she should have competency in using a variety of office equipment and computer programs, including printers, photocopiers, word processing, spreadsheets, and proprietary software. He or she should also have basic math skills, respect for confidentiality, and the ability to work with a wide variety of people, including students, teachers, school support staff, parents, and guardians.

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School Secretary Tasks

  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Coordinate space and office organization; maintaining paper and electronic files.
  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and statistical reports.

Common Career Paths for School Secretary


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School Secretaries sometimes assume positions such as Registered Nurses. That role pays $56K per year on average. School Secretaries typically move into roles as Administrative Assistants or Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants, and those positions pay $3K more and $7K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for School Secretary


Survey results imply that School Secretaries deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, Microsoft Office, Office Administration, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Records Management and Accounting also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Customer Service, Typing, and Customer Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for School Secretary

Pay by Experience for a School Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level School Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 504 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A School Secretary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 282 salaries. An experienced School Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 350 salaries. A School Secretary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 143 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,180

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for School Secretaries, 75 percent higher than the national average. School Secretaries can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+43 percent), Jersey City (+40 percent), Akron (+33 percent), and Milwaukee (+14 percent). School Secretaries in Tucson take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average. Employers in Memphis and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (25 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for School Secretary

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects School Secretary Salaries

▲16%

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$28,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect School Secretary Salaries

National Average
$28,000







▼4%

Bilingual
▼4%

▼6%

▼6%

Records Management
▼17%

Data Entry
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 25%
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