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How much do Secretaries earn in the United States?

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Monthly

Weekly

Hourly

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Hourly Salary

$17.11

The average salary for a secretary is $19.05

$12.00

$17.11
National Average

$35.90

Annual Salary

Monthly Salary

Weekly Salary

Hourly Salary

Top Earners

$70,000

$5,833

$1,436

$35.90

75th Percentile

$47,775

$3,981

$980

$24.50

Average

$33,365

$2,780

$684

$17.11

25th Percentile

$29,000

$2,417

$595

$14.87


2,012 salaries reported. Updated 24 September 2021

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How much does a Secretary make?

In the United States, the average pay for a secretary as of September 2021 is approximately $17.11 per hour. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $33,365 per year and $2,780 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Secretary Salaries

DirectlyApply has seen secretary salaries ranging from a high of $35.90 per hour to a low of $12.00 per hour, although we would estimate that the majority of secretaries currently sit between $14.87 per hour and $24.50 per hour.


To be considered a top earning secretary you would be expected to be making in excess of $35.90 per hour, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $14.87 per hour or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.


However interestingly, the average pay range for a secretary can vary significantly (by as much as $21.03 per hour) 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.

How does Secretary pay compare across the United States?

Key:

under -7% less than national average

-4% to -7% less than national average

-1% to -4% less than national average

within 1% of national average

4% to 1% above national average

7% to 4% above national average

over 7% above national average

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