$35,607
Avg. Salary
$15.63
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$990

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Administrative Secretary is $15.63 per hour.

The average pay for an Administrative Secretary is $35,607 per year.

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$11.49
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$15.63
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$21.91
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MEDIAN $15.63
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$24k
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$53k
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MEDIAN $35,607
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MEDIAN: $35,607
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$0$52K
Salary $24,181 - $52,508
Bonus $206 - $4,901
Profit Sharing $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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$24,122 - $48,912
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 564
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $11.49 - $21.91
Hourly Tips $2.33
Overtime $14.48 - $35.69
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $206 - $4,901
Profit Sharing $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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$24,122 - $48,912
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,072

Job Description for Administrative Secretary

The administrative secretary conducts a number of jobs, typically in an office setting. They type reports, maintain office records and invoicing, and may handle accounts payable. They are also responsible for scheduling meetings and maintaining work calendars for colleagues in the office. They answer phones and help coordinate requests for supervisors. The administrative secretary also handles day-to-day management of the office, including maintaining office supply levels, having familiarity with light hardware maintenance (such as installing new toner in copiers and printers), and arranging for any necessary repairs to office equipment.

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Administrative Secretary Tasks
  • Perform a wide range of complex secretarial and administrative duties.
  • Assist the Administrative Director with special projects and activities.
  • Screen and channel incoming calls and visitors to the Administrative Director's Office.
  • Schedule all correspondence and necessary documents for the Administrative Director's action.
  • Schedule appointments and meetings for the Administrative Director.

Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Secretary


Those at North Dakota State University (NDSU) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $35K.

Common Career Paths for Administrative Secretary


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Administrative Secretaries may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Executive Assistant. The latter position pays an average of $46K annually. An Administrative Assistant role is the most prevalent career advancement for Administrative Secretaries. Paychecks for that role are $31K on average. The Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistant position is another common transition for Administrative Secretaries; in this role, salaries are typically at the $35K mark.

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Popular Skills for Administrative Secretary


Survey results imply that Administrative Secretaries deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Payroll Administration, Accounts Payable, Microsoft Word, and Bookkeeping are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Filing, Data Entry, and Customer Service. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Customer Service. Those familiar with Office Administration tend to be well versed in Data Entry, Customer Service, and Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Secretary

Pay by Experience for an Administrative Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level Administrative Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 317 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Administrative 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 277 salaries. An experienced Administrative Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 340 salaries. An Administrative Secretary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 224 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

34%

14%

7%

-10%

National Average: $33,576

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 34 percent, Administrative Secretaries in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Administrative Secretaries will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+14 percent) and Las Vegas (+8 percent). Administrative Secretaries in Newport News make 24 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Nashville (24 percent less) and Virginia Beach (18 percent less).

Administrative Secretary Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Administrative Secretary?

Administrative Secretary in Monterey Park:
"That it wouldn't update my skills."
Keep updating your skills.

Administrative Secretary in Orlando:
"It's not about you..."
An Administrative Secretary carries responsibilites very similar to the "good spouse/good parent" title. We all know what he/she looks like. They take care of home, neighbors, friends, and strangers. Their is rarely a need, because it is taken care of by the time you thought about it. The good spouse or parent, is always one step ahead of the game. Organized, professional, witty, clever, and willing to go last to make others look good. We make them shine.

Administrative Secretary in Jacksonville:
"I wish I knew more about being a Social Worker."
Learn all you can. Be open to suggestions and always willing to learn new things.

Administrative Secretary in San Diego:
"Working As An Administrative Assistant."
Pros: I like interacting with customers and helping others. I like working in a fast paced environment, although I like working in an office, I like that I also get to go outside and enjoy working outside.
Cons: This job makes you feel important, although it's extremely stressful! You are constantly busy and needed in every direction. Sometimes the help I give coworkers isn't appreciated by them or my manager. I feel as if I'm underpaid and my manager takes advantage of it by giving me more responsibilities.

Administrative Secretary in Keyser:
"Organization."
Time management and organization.

Administrative Secretary in Salinas:
Pros: Great leadership from the top trickles down to all subordinates.
Cons: Too many things to juggle all at once.

Administrative Secretary in Essex:
Pros: I like the fact that my boss isn't always standing over my shoulder and lets me manage my own time.
Cons: I get asked to do a lot and do not get a lot of respect. When the accountant or bookkeeper come in they use my computer so I get booted from my desk. I get asked to do a lot of meaningless tasks like making copies and filing. I know that my boss doesn't think my job is very important and has said that the previous people in my position were over paid. I have been there for almost four years and don't make the salary the previous employees in my position were paid. I work with all men.

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Key Stats for Administrative Secretary

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 337 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Administrative Secretary Salaries

▲10%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$34,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Administrative Secretary Salaries




▲2%


▼0%

National Average
$34,000

Office Administration
▼1%

Organizing
▼1%

▼2%





▼4%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 337 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 21%