Secretary Salary

The average rate for a Secretary is $12.87 per hour.

$19,656 - $48,756
$20K
$31K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,572
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50%
90%

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$9.77 - $18.71
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.11
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$0$48K
Salary $19,656 - $48,756
Bonus $191.58 - $3,549
Profit Sharing $126.00 - $14,740
Commission $1,800
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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$20,224 - $42,450
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,210
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.77 - $18.71
Hourly Tips $0.57
Overtime $13.91 - $30.15
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $191.58 - $3,549
Commission $1,800
Profit Sharing $126.00 - $14,740
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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$20,224 - $42,450
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,812

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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

  • Schedule travel, appointments and meetings.
  • Coordinate space and office organization; maintaining paper and electronic files.
  • Greet visitors and callers, route and resolve information requests.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and statistical reports.

Common Career Paths for Secretary


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Secretary Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Secretary

Popular Skills for Secretary

Pay by Experience Level for Secretary

Pay by Experience for a Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 1,827 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Secretary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 1,168 salaries. An experienced Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 1,177 salaries. A Secretary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 661 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,432

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Secretary Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Secretary?

Secretary in Dublin:
"I love the work. The pay and atmosphere is awful."
Pros: The job alone, is great. I love the invoicing and dealing with customers.
Cons: The atmosphere and pay rate.

Secretary in Yucaipa:
"I dont like my job because I work in hot garage."
Pros: That I'm able to help out the Spanish ladies who cant speak English.
Cons: My boss said he would get me an ac I work in a garage for the past 3 months. He said he would get an office soon but I don't like it much. I'm always having to drink water to stay dehydrated. He also hits on me frequently and makes me feel uncomterble.

Secretary in Kearney:
Pros: The customers, the paperwork, being able to bring solution to any situation.
Cons: The sales manager, the disrespect of his actions towards customers and other employees, always having to clean up the mess this person makes in customers. Very stressful environment, lack of communication from upper management, feeling of always having to defend myself.

Secretary in Roanoke:
"Life of a secretary."
Pros: I love that I have set perimeters for each day its my routine I know what to semi expect so I none the less do my job correct, my co-workers are a delight its never a dull moment with them. My boss is a great boss and is extremely understanding! I can honestly say this is the best job I have had yet!
Cons: The fact that I only make 11.50 and would like to make 16.99 that's the only con I have thus far.

Secretary in Cherry Hill:
Pros: Free lunch.
Cons: My boss.

Secretary in Bloomington:
"Somewhat stressful job."
Pros: I like that the phone isn't always wringing. I also like that my manager is very comprehensive and very flexible with my hours.
Cons: I feel like they are putting me to do personal assistant jobs when all I am to the company is there secretary. I don't get payed enough and don't get payed vacations.

Secretary in South Windsor:
"Office conditions."
Pros: I can work independently.
Cons: It can sometimes get boring.

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Key Stats for Secretary

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 724 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Secretary Salaries

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$28,000

▼1%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Secretary Salaries


National Average
$28,000


Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 724 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 45%
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