Secretary Salary (United States)

A Secretary earns an average wage of $12.16 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Secretary Total Pay (?
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$19,042 - $46,204
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MEDIAN: $29,859
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Secretary Total Pay (?
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$8.88 - $17.69
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,042 - $46,204  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,044  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $4,894  
Commission
$865 - $2,849  
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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$18,706 - $41,165  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,229
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.88 - $17.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.79  
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,044  
   
Commission
$865 - $2,849  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $4,894  
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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$18,706 - $41,165  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,229
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Job Description for Secretary
Secretaries fulfill one of the most important positions in the office environment. While the word "secretary" is a generalized term, secretaries' responsibilities range from the mundane to the crucial. They are the gate keepers of must businesses because they serve as one of the first points of contact between a customer or client and the company.
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Secretary 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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Pay Difference By Location
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Pittsburgh
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San Diego
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Oklahoma City
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$27,000
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Experience Affects Secretary Salaries

National Average
$27,000

Skills That Affect Secretary Salaries

Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Typing
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Scheduling
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Entry
0%
Microsoft Word
0%
Phone Support
0%
Organizing
0%
Customer Relations
0%
Accounts Payable
0%
National Average
$27,000
Customer Service
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Filing
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Bookkeeping
up arrow 4%
Accounts Receivable
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Gender
Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 43%
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