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

Women account for the majority of Non-Legal, non-Medical, and non-Executive Secretaries in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $12.28 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Non-Legal, non-Medical, and non-Executive Secretaries. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$18,354 - $46,972
(Median)
$18K
$29K
$47K
MEDIAN: $28,857
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90%

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$8.86 - $18.72
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,354 - $46,972  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,002  
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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$18,514 - $42,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.86 - $18.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.78  
Overtime
$7.76 - $26.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,002  
   
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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$18,514 - $42,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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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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At the upper end, Non-Legal, non-Medical, and non-Executive Secretaries who move into a Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Registered Nurses is a much higher $55K per year. Typical career progression for a Non-Legal, non-Medical, and non-Executive Secretary involves becoming an Administrative Assistant or an Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant, roles that pay $4K more and $9K more on average.

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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.


For Non-Legal, non-Medical, and non-Executive Secretaries, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $23K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $26K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. Non-Legal, non-Medical, and non-Executive Secretaries who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $35K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$27,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

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

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Filing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$27,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Data Entry
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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