Average Secretary Hourly Pay

$13.70
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$610
Bonus
$3,250
Commission
$1,474
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The average hourly pay for a Secretary is $13.70.
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$9.95
MEDIAN
$13.70
90%
$19.73
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
Bonus
$103 - $3,013
Profit Sharing
$130 - $3,200
Commission
$151 - $11,920
Total Pay
$20,842 - $44,329
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What Do Secretaries Do?

Job Satisfaction for Secretary

3.8 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Secretary are from the companies Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., Fresenius Medical Care North America and Baptist Church. Reported salaries are highest at Fresenius Medical Care North America where the average pay is $15.58. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care, earning around $15.40 and $15.28, respectively. Lee Memorial Health Systems pays the lowest at around $12.90. Baptist Church and North Texas Job Corps also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.76 and $14.30, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Secretaries?

Skills in Office Administration and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing, Data Entry and Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Secretaries?

An entry-level Secretary with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.01 based on 243 salaries. An early career Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.76 based on 1,842 salaries. A mid-career Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.98 based on 1,067 salaries. An experienced Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.75 based on 1,458 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Employees with Secretary in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 31.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (26.5% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (20.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (0.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,642 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.3%
Early Career
32.6%
Mid Career
18.9%
Experienced
25.8%
Late Career
18.3%