Secretary in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

The average pay for a Secretary in Washington, District of Columbia is $37,500 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Organizing, Filing, Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Data Entry.

$20,426 - $50,848
$20K
$38K
$51K
MEDIAN: $37,500
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50%
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$20,426 - $50,848  
   
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$509  
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$24,429 - $52,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
5.0%

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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 $40,000 based on 12 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 $34,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 11 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 $54,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Secretary

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
50%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Secretary Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

Experienced
▲34%

Entry-Level
▲6%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
▼12%

Skills That Affect Secretary Salaries

Organizing
▲36%

Filing
▲33%

Customer Service
▲31%

Microsoft Excel
▲31%

Data Entry
▲30%

Microsoft Word
▲29%

Microsoft Office
▲28%

Typing
▲28%

Phone Support
▲18%

Scheduling
▲8%

National Average
$38,000

Office Administration
▼4%

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
50%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 55%