Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Secretary make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$39,022 / yrTotal Pay
$36,397 / yrBase Pay
$2,624 / yrAdditional Pay

$39,022

 / yr
$26K$60K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Secretary is $39,022 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $36,397 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $2,624 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Secretary

$39,022 /yr
Secretary
$52,576 /yr
Senior Secretary
$47,081 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Secretary

Some related job titles are Legal Secretary Salaries with median pay of $48,874, Personal Assistant Salaries with median pay of $39,756, Administrative Salaries with median pay of $46,001, Executive Assistant Salaries with median pay of $57,167.

Top Paying Companies

For a Secretary in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Secretary in United States. Employers include Google, Johnson & Johnson and AT&T.

1
Google
$213,757/yr
3
AT&T
$107,544/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Secretary in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Secretary in United States are Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $109,130, Telecommunications with a median total pay of $107,544, Information Technology with a median total pay of $93,763, Legal with a median total pay of $62,667, and Financial Services with a median total pay of $59,044.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$109,130

    63% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$107,544

    62% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$93,763

    57% Higher than other industries

  • LegalLegal$62,667

    36% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$59,044

    32% Higher than other industries

Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

The top paying company in Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology for Secretary is Johnson & Johnson.

Johnson & JohnsonJohnson & Johnson$109,130/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Administrative?

Administrative jobs offer increased opportunities for remote-work, particularly for job-seekers with more than a high school degree and technical skills such as experience in word processing and spreadsheet programs. Job responsibilities include scheduling, report-building and data entry. Administrative jobs are found in every industry and most offer on-the-job training. Salaries are experiencing below average growth due to automation and software.

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Secretary

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$4,089

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Law Secretary

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$120,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Secretary

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$25

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Secretary

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$18

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Secretary

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$45,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Athletic Secretary

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$39,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
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Secretary

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Secretary

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$65,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Secretary pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Secretary is $36,397 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Secretary salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 6405 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Secretary employees.

The highest salary for a Secretary in United States is $55,182 per year.

The lowest salary for a Secretary in United States is $24,007 per year.

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