Senior Secretary Salary

Slightly less than two-thirds of Senior Secretaries in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $25K to $59K per year, but median earnings come to around $44K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Senior Secretaries like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,600 - $61,933
$25K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,590
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50%
90%

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$12.08 - $23.14
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.93
10%
50%
90%

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$0$61K
Salary $24,600 - $61,933
Bonus $1,750
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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$24,980 - $59,176
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 62
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $12.08 - $23.14
Overtime $15.46 - $51.17
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $1,750
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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$24,980 - $59,176
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 58

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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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Though it's uncommon, some Senior Secretaries move into roles as Executive Assistants, where they can earn incomes averaing out to a slightly higher $46K per year. An Administrative Assistant role is the most prevalent career advancement for Senior Secretaries. Paychecks for that role are $31K on average. The Senior Administrative Assistant position is another common transition for Senior Secretaries; in this role, salaries are typically at the $42K mark.

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Popular Skills for Senior Secretary


Senior Secretaries report using a wide range of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Microsoft Word can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Those listing Office Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Typing and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know 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
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Senior Secretary Salaries

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$40,000

▼10%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Senior Secretary Salaries

Microsoft Word
▲23%


Office Administration
▼0%

National Average
$40,000


Payroll Administration
▼3%

Data Entry
▼5%

Scheduling
▼11%

Customer Service
▼11%

Typing
▼25%

Office Management
▼36%

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
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 11%
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