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Senior Secretary Salary

Senior Secretarys in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $17.29 per hour. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,244 - $61,009
(Median)
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61K
MEDIAN: $34,586
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$11.94 - $22.94
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,244 - $61,009  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
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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$23,932 - $54,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $22.94  
   
Overtime
$15.52 - $34.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
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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$23,932 - $54,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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Job Description for Senior Secretary

Senior secretaries go by a number of different job titles depending on their employers; these include executive secretary, administrative assistant, and executive administrative assistant. Regardless of the title, these individuals perform a similar role, helping businesses run efficiently by performing a number of administrative tasks. Senior secretaries usually make more judgments about administrative tasks than their junior counterparts, such as decision-making about incoming requests and other forms of communication for managers and senior staff. Senior secretaries might respond to requests unilaterally without guidance, screen incoming communication, and bring only important matters to the attention of senior staff.

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Senior Secretary Tasks

  • Provide follow-up on requests for information.
  • Respond to non-technical requests for information such as status of reports.
  • Receive and direct telephone calls or visitors.
  • Maintain office records.

Common Career Paths for Senior Secretary


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Though some Senior Secretarys move into positions like Executive Assistant (where the average salary is $45K), this progression is not the norm. A more likely transition for Senior Secretarys is Administrative Assistant or Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Senior Secretarys who took the survey. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Office Management, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Secretary

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Senior Secretarys do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $33K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $34K. Senior Secretarys claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $37K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Senior Secretary generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $40K.

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Experience Affects Senior Secretary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Senior Secretary Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 46%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

National Average
$35,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Office Management
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 16%