Salary for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants (not including Legal, Medical, and Executive)

Also known as:  Alumni Secretary, Department Secretary, Office Secretary, Personal Secretary, Real Estate Administrative Assistant, School Attendance Secretary, School Secretary

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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 or Administrative Assistant earns an average salary that can range from 24000 - 36000 based on tenure level. Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive can get an average compensation of Thirty One Thousand Two Hundred dollars yearly.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive can receive the highest pay in the District of Columbia, where they earn average pay scales of close to about $47010. These employees are compensated highest in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they earn average wages of $36140.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 14.87 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants (not including Legal, Medical, and Executive) tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $36,140
Management of Companies and Enterprises $35,960
Utilities $34,310
Information $34,240
Manufacturing $33,120
Educational Services $33,010
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $27,420
Retail Trade $28,360
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $29,500
Other Services (except Public Administration) $29,590
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $29,910
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $30,030
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