$31,011
Avg. Salary
$13.19
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$739

Bonus

$1,922

Profit Sharing

$1,800

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Secretary is $13.19 per hour.

The average pay for a Secretary is $31,011 per year.

$9.79
10%
$13.19
50%
$19.10
90%
MEDIAN $13.19
$20k
10%
$31k
50%
$49k
90%
MEDIAN $31,011
$19,734 - $49,200
$20K
$31K
$49K
MEDIAN: $31,011
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50%
90%

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$9.79 - $19.10
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$0$49K
Salary $19,734 - $49,200
Bonus $147 - $3,093
Profit Sharing $130 - $14,414
Commission $194 - $8,243
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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$20,313 - $43,292
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,105
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.79 - $19.10
Hourly Tips $0.57
Overtime $14.32 - $30.12
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $147 - $3,093
Commission $194 - $8,243
Profit Sharing $130 - $14,414
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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$20,313 - $43,292
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,000

Job Description for Secretary

Secretaries fulfill one of the most important positions in the office environment. While the word "secretary" is a generalized term, secretaries' responsibilities range from the mundane to the crucial. They are the gate keepers of must businesses because they serve as one of the first points of contact between a customer or client and the company.

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Popular Skills for Secretary

Pay by Experience Level for Secretary

Pay by Experience for a Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 1,827 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Secretary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 1,168 salaries. An experienced Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 1,177 salaries. A 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 661 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,715

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

Secretary Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Secretary?

Secretary in Alton:
"I Have A Great Job."
Pros: I get to work with young people, (Middle School children in a Catholic School) I work with two excellent Principals, and a seasoned secretary at the elementary school. I get to put to use my extensive knowledge and expertise in personal interaction with both youth and their parents, my software expertise, my years of business experience and my creativity are highly valued.
Cons: It's restrictive; I'm unable to wander far from my office, as we do not have back-up personnel. I must be there to answer the phone, or doorbell all the time.

Secretary in Ocean View:
CHECK YOUR WORK TWICE, BE RESPONSIBLE AND DEPENDABLE. BE PLEASANT.

Secretary in Chesterfield:
Pros: It's a piece of cake!!!
Cons: I would like to work 7 hrs a day, 4 days a week.

Secretary in Louisiana:
"My job."
I love the work I just wish the pay was more.

Secretary in Pleasanton:
"Inflation."
I love my job, but due to current inflation here caused by the "Oil Boom" living expenses are extremely high.

Secretary in Braman:
Pros: Working around children and being in the office setting.
Cons: My total income.

Secretary in Stoneham:
"Nothing I Loved My Job New Boss Is A Poor Administrator."
Anything goes. If you get upset about anything don't bother bringing it to any ones attention as it will fall on deaf ears even if it's a safety issue. Just do what you are supposed to do and ignore the rest.

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Key Stats for Secretary

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1255 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Secretary Salaries

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$29,000

▼2%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Secretary Salaries

National Average
$29,000



Microsoft Word
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▼3%



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▼5%


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1255 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 46%