Secretary, (but not Legal, Medical, or Executive) Salary (United States)

The larger portion of Non-Legal, Non-Medical & Non-Executive Secretarys in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $11.67 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.48 per hour on the low end to $16.37 on the higher side. About half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and around one third claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Secretary, (but not Legal, Medical, or Executive) Salary (?
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$16,717 - $43,222
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $26,467
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Secretary, (but not Legal, Medical, or Executive) Salary (?
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$8.48 - $16.37
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$16,717 - $43,222  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,622  
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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$17,613 - $38,067  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.48 - $16.37  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $25.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,622  
   
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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$17,613 - $38,067  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 605
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Job Description for Secretary, (but not Legal, Medical, or Executive)

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Secretary, (but not Legal, Medical, or Executive)

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Non-Legal, Non-Medical & Non-Executive Secretarys' salaries may rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Registered Nurse may get paid an extra $30K per year. Non-Legal, Non-Medical & Non-Executive Secretarys most often move into positions as Administrative Assistants or Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants, where they can expect an extra $5,739 or $10,220 per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Secretary, (but not Legal, Medical, or Executive)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Non-Legal, Non-Medical & Non-Executive Secretarys with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. After five to 10 years, the typical starting salary of $23K climbs to $25K. Compensation is $27K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years of work in the field, Non-Legal, Non-Medical & Non-Executive Secretarys typically earn $30K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 17 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

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Experience Affects Secretary, (but not Legal, Medical, or Executive) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Secretary, (but not Legal, Medical, or Executive) Salaries

Filing
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 47%
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