The larger portion of Non-Legal, non-Medical, and non-Executive Secretaries in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $13.08 per hour. While some workers in this profession — just under one-half — do not have any health coverage, over one-half do receive medical benefits and about two in five have dental insurance. Most Non-Legal, non-Medical, and non-Executive Secretaries like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,501 - $51,387
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$51K
MEDIAN: $30,064
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90%

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$9.25 - $19.69
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,501 - $51,387  
   
Bonus
$700  
Total Pay (?
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$19,883 - $42,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $19.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$8.14 - $29.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$700  
   
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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$19,883 - $42,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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Job Description for Secretary, (but not Legal, Medical, or Executive)

A secretary (but not legal, medical, or executive) is the glue that holds office-type operations together. In this day and age, secretaries may have a variety of roles in assisting team or work-groups, but the main duty of the job is simply to facilitate operations for everyone else. This often includes performing scheduling work, filing work, typing and transcription, answering phones, and directing calls.

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Secretary, (but not Legal, Medical, or Executive) 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.

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


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Non-Legal, non-Medical, and non-Executive Secretaries who go on to become Registered Nurses may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Registered Nurses is $56K annually. The most common next step for a Non-Legal, non-Medical, and non-Executive Secretary is to become an Administrative Assistant or an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant. The former position pays an additional $3K per year on average, and the latter position pays $7K more 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, and non-Executive Secretaries generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Non-Legal, non-Medical, and non-Executive Secretaries in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $26K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $27K. On average, Non-Legal, non-Medical, and non-Executive Secretaries make $31K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $40K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$28,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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

National Average
$28,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Filing
up arrow 6%


Data Entry
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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