$28,762
Avg. Salary
$13.95
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a School Secretary is $13.95 per hour.

The average pay for a School Secretary is $28,762 per year.

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$10.12
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$13.95
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$19.50
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MEDIAN $13.95
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$19k
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$29k
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$44k
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MEDIAN $28,762
$18,673 - $44,243
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MEDIAN: $28,762
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$0$44K
Salary $18,673 - $44,243
Bonus $50.87 - $6,063
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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$20,111 - $41,992
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 917
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.12 - $19.50
Overtime $13.62 - $30.21
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $50.87 - $6,063
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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$20,111 - $41,992
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 864

Job Description for School Secretary

A school secretary should possess a variety of skills and abilities, including good oral and written communication skills, proper telephone etiquette, the ability to handle a multiline phone system, strong organization skills, a methodical work approach, the ability to work under pressure. He or she should have competency in using a variety of office equipment and computer programs, including printers, photocopiers, word processing, spreadsheets, and proprietary software. He or she should also have basic math skills, respect for confidentiality, and the ability to work with a wide variety of people, including students, teachers, school support staff, parents, and guardians.

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Common Career Paths for School Secretary


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While School Secretaries do not often become Registered Nurses, the job pays $56K per year on average. School Secretaries typically move into roles as Administrative Assistants or Executive Secretary or Administrative Assistants, and those positions pay $3K more and $7K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for School Secretary


School Secretaries seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, Microsoft Office, Office Administration, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Records Management and Accounting also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Customer Service, Typing, and Customer Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for School Secretary

Pay by Experience for a School Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level School Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 504 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A School Secretary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 282 salaries. An experienced School Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 350 salaries. A School Secretary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 143 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

70%

National Average: $28,972

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

Home to some of the best pay for School Secretaries, New York offers exceptional salaries, 71 percent above the national average. School Secretaries will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+40 percent), Jersey City (+36 percent), Akron (+30 percent), and Milwaukee (+11 percent). Compared to the national average, Tucson School Secretaries have considerably lower salaries, 28 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Memphis and Houston (27 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for School Secretary

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 205 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects School Secretary Salaries

▲13%

▲6%

National Average
$29,000

▼1%

▼11%

Skills That Affect School Secretary Salaries

National Average
$29,000






▼6%


Bilingual
▼7%

▼8%

▼9%

Records Management
▼19%

Data Entry
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 205 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 25%