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

Most Non-Legal, Non-Medical & Non-Executive Secretarys in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $11.67 per hour;. Compensation starts at $8.48 per hour and can reach $16.37. Although about half lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and about a third get dental coverage, too. The majority of Non-Legal, Non-Medical & Non-Executive Secretarys claim high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Secretary, (but not Legal, Medical, or Executive) Salary (?
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$16,717 - $43,222
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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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Additional career progression can lead to a hefty increase in pay for Non-Legal, Non-Medical & Non-Executive Secretarys. At the upper end, those who move into a Registered Nurse role can bring in an extra $30K per year. Non-Legal, Non-Medical & Non-Executive Secretarys typically move into roles 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.
Though Non-Legal, Non-Medical & Non-Executive Secretarys can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. At career start, salaries are typically $23K, which grow to $25K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $27K after 10 to 20 years. As Non-Legal, Non-Medical & Non-Executive Secretarys reach two decades on the job, salary growth continues, albeit at a slower pace, with pay averaging $30K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 22 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 17 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

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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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