Secretary Salary in the US

$34,250
per year
per month
$2,850
per month
per year

Secretary - Average Salary

The average salary for a Secretary is $34,250 per year ($2,850 per month), which is $19,240 (-36%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Secretary can expect an average starting salary of $23,650. The highest salaries can exceed $57,370.
$23,650
Low
$34,250
Average salary
$57,370
High
$1,970
Low
$2,850
Average salary
$4,780
High

Secretary Salary Range

Low
$23,650
Average salary
$34,250
Senior
$48,750
High
$57,370
Low
$1,970
Average salary
$2,850
Senior
$4,060
High
$4,780
Among secretaries in the US, Part Time Secretaries, Entry Level Secretaries and Office Secretaries tend to have the lowest salaries, while Executive Secretaries, Legal Secretaries and Medical Secretaries enjoy the highest salaries.

Secretary - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Executive Secretary$43K/year
+25% 
Medical Secretary$41K/year
+19% 
Legal Secretary$39K/year
+14% 
School Secretary$35K/year
+1% 
Office Secretary$33K/year
 -3%
Part Time Secretary$25K/year
 -28%

Secretary - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Secretary with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $26,730 per year. A mid career Secretary with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $32,250, while a Senior Secretary with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $42,675. Secretaries with more than 20 years of experience earn $47,875 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Secretary

Late Career▲ +40%
Senior▲ +25%
Average Salary$34,250/year
Mid Career▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -22%

Gender Breakdown

Female
97%
Male
3%

Secretary - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Secretary jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Secretary

How much does a Secretary make in the US?
A Secretary in the US earns an average of $34,250 gross per year, which is about $2,850 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Secretary updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Secretary in the US?
The starting salary of a Secretary in the US is around $23,650 gross per year. Part Time Secretaries, Entry Level Secretaries and Office Secretaries usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Secretary in the US?
The highest salary of a Secretary in the US can reach and exceed $57,370 gross per year. Executive Secretaries, Legal Secretaries and Medical Secretaries usually have the highest salaries.
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