Secretary Salary

The average rate for a Secretary is $12.32 per hour.

$18,937 - $45,848

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$9.06 - $17.93

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,937 - $45,848  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $5,034  
Commission
$-0.50 - $7,891  
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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$18,989 - $41,221  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,800
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.06 - $17.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.25  
Overtime
$0.47 - $26.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $7,891  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $5,034  
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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$18,989 - $41,221  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,863
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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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Secretary Reviews

What is it like working as a Secretary?

Secretary in Huron:
"What I love about my job."
Pros: I feel a since of responsibility around the office. I love all my co-workers, and bosses. I like that I get to use my organizational , customer service, and computer skills.
Cons: I'd like people not to change there mind so much on orders. I don't like how one order gets messed up can interpret an entire month of orders.

Secretary in Alton:
"I Have A Great Job."
Pros: I get to work with young people, (Middle School children in a Catholic School) I work with two excellent Principals, and a seasoned secretary at the elementary school. I get to put to use my extensive knowledge and expertise in personal interaction with both youth and their parents, my software expertise, my years of business experience and my creativity are highly valued.
Cons: It's restrictive; I'm unable to wander far from my office, as we do not have back-up personnel. I must be there to answer the phone, or doorbell all the time.

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Experience Affects Secretary Salaries



National Average
$27,000



Skills That Affect Secretary Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Scheduling
0%

National Average
$27,000

Typing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Phone Support
up arrow 2%

Organizing
up arrow 2%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 4%

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1228 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 42%
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