Senior Secretary Salary

Most Senior Secretaries in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $17.58 per hour. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Senior Secretaries like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,367 - $63,177
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$63K
MEDIAN: $36,187
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$12.04 - $22.98
(Median)
$12
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,367 - $63,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,620  
Profit Sharing
$11,000  
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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$24,689 - $56,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $22.98  
   
Overtime
$15.05 - $40.19  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,620  
   
Profit Sharing
$11,000  
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).
)
$24,689 - $56,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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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 it's uncommon, some Senior Secretaries move into roles as Executive Assistants, where pay is an average $45K per year. The most common promotion for Senior Secretaries is an Administrative Assistant position, which usually brings in $31K a year. Another standard transition for Senior Secretaries seeking advancement is to assume a Senior Administrative Assistant role, where pay is often $41K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Secretary


Survey results suggest that Senior Secretaries put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 16 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Office Management, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Secretary

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


For Senior Secretaries, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $32K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $35K. Senior Secretaries who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $39K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $43K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Senior Secretary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Senior Secretary Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 35%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%


Typing
up arrow 9%

Office Administration
up arrow 9%

Scheduling
up arrow 8%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 6%

Data Entry
up arrow 4%

National Average
$37,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Office Management
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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