How much do Secretaries earn in the United States?

Yearly Salary


The average salary for a secretary is $64,017

4,746 salaries reported. Updated 25 May 2022.

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How much does a Secretary make?

In the United States, the average pay for a secretary as of June 2022 is approximately $64,017 per year. That works out to be approximately $30.78 per hour and $5,335 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Secretary salaries

DirectlyApply has seen secretary salaries ranging from a high of $106,031 per year to a low of $10,000 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of secretaries currently sit between $45,679 per year and $106,031 per year.

To be considered a top earning secretary you would be expected to be making in excess of $106,031 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $45,679 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an secretary can vary significantly (by as much as $96,031 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

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