Senior Secretary Salary

Women account for the majority of Senior Secretaries in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $17.15 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Senior Secretaries is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,926 - $60,730
$25K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,492
10%
50%
90%

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$12.67 - $22.95
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.15
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,926 - $60,730  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$25,516 - $57,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.67 - $22.95  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $49.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$25,516 - $57,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Senior Secretary


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For Senior Secretaries, advancing into an Executive Assistant role, for which the median salary is $46K, is not common but it does happen. Becoming an Administrative Assistant is, more often than not, the most common role that Senior Secretaries move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for an Administrative Assistant is $31K. Another frequent advance is for Senior Secretaries to assume a Senior Administrative Assistant role; in this role, workers often take home $42K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Secretary


Senior Secretaries report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Office Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Typing and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Secretary

Pay by Experience for a Senior Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 43 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Secretary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Senior Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 52 salaries. A Senior Secretary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 34 salaries.

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Key Stats for Senior Secretary

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Senior Secretary Salaries

▲15%

▲4%

National Average
$39,000

▼6%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Senior Secretary Salaries

Microsoft Word
▲28%


Office Administration
▲4%


Payroll Administration
▲1%

National Average
$39,000

Data Entry
▼2%

Scheduling
▼7%

Customer Service
▼8%

Typing
▼22%

Office Management
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 8%