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

The average rate for a Secretary, (but not Legal, Medical, or Executive) is $11.67 per hour. A skill in Microsoft Office is associated with high pay for this job.
Secretary, (but not Legal, Medical, or Executive) Salary (?
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$17,354 - $43,693
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MEDIAN: $26,822
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Secretary, (but not Legal, Medical, or Executive) Salary (?
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$8.43 - $16.76
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$17,354 - $43,693  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$17,591 - $39,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.43 - $16.76  
   
Overtime
$8.29 - $26.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
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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$17,591 - $39,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 435
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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.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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

Filing
up arrow 7%
National Average
$25,000
Data Entry
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 47%