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Secretary Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $8.44 $13.20 $19.98
  Annual $17,600 $27,400 $41,600
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers. Exclude legal, medical, or executive secretaries and administrative assistants.