Salary for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, except Legal, Medical and Executive, provide clerical services to any number of different businesses or organizations. Duties are varied, with most schedules offering 40 hours per week. Some of the duties of Secretaries include drafting correspondence; answering telephones; scheduling appointments; maintaining paperwork and files; providing information to those who come into the office or call by phone; using a computer to store various information for the company; take messages and transfer calls and more. Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, except legal, medical and Executive must have an associate's degree to fill the position.

A Secratary and Administrative Assistant will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $25,630 and $59,090 depending on the level of education. will normally receive a wage of fourty thousand four hundred and twenty dollars on an annual basis.

have the highest pay levels in District of Columbia, where they receive an average job salary of approximately $50,210. People in this job function are paid most highly in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they earn salary pay of $45,780.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 47.39 percent nationwide in that time.


Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Public Administration
Finance and Insurance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction