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Secretary
$33K-$41K / yr. (est.)
$34K
$37,276 / year
$41K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Secretary

What does a Secretary do?

As Secretaries, we are responsible for handling correspondence, answering phones, and maintaining diaries. We arrange appointments and prepare and collate reports. Providing information management support and organizing work by reading and routing correspondence is one of our daily responsibilities. We manage department schedules by maintaining calendars and arranging meetings. Working as Secretaries, we maintain customer confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential. We prepare reports by collecting relevant information and maintain office supplies.

Core tasks:

  • keep office equipment operational
  • maintain and update office records
  • welcome customers and respond to their queries

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Secretary?
On average, people work 3-5 years in other positions prior to becoming a Secretary.
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SecretaryHouston, TX - 7 months ago
πŸ™„ Well, let me tell you, not everyone follows the same path. I never had any other job before becoming a secretary.
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SecretaryPhoenix, AZ - 7 months ago
That's just an average, people! It doesn't mean everyone follows that pattern. πŸ˜’ I started as a secretary from day one and happy about it!
How Long Do Secretary Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Secretarys works in this position for 5+ years across multiple employers.
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ReceptionistLos Angeles, CA - 7 months ago
πŸ™„ Can we please stop arguing about job titles? We are all essential in our respective roles!
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Office ManagerWashington, D.C. - 7 months ago
Having worked as an Office Manager, I know the value that Secretaries bring. They handle a wide range of tasks and keep things running smoothly!
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Secretary Employees?
Moderate job changes in Secretary, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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ReceptionistHouston, TX - 7 months ago
secretary... well, well... πŸ€” I had high hopes for a Secretary position, but this infographic is a bit discouraging. Might need to reconsider my options, y'all.
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Virtual AssistantMiami, FL - 7 months ago
I've seen my fair share of success as a Virtual Assistant, and I can tell you that the career path for Secretaries varies widely. Don't give up hope and keep your eyes open for opportunities!

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Secretary's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Secretary typically studied at.
Brigham Young University-Idaho
Michigan State University

Path after job

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Secretary Employees?
Gender ratio in Secretary position: 0.264118168826689 Male and 0.735881831173311 Female. Age ratio in Secretary position: 16-20: 36%, 21-30: 37%, 31-40: 14%, 41-50: 8%, 51-60: 4%, 60+: 1%. Secretary position is predominantly female (73.6%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 16-20 years old.
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SecretaryHouston, TX - 7 months ago
I'm a proud male secretary in my 50s, breaking stereotypes every day! πŸ’ͺ Don't be afraid to join us, guys!
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SecretarySan Francisco, CA - 7 months ago
I'm a young female secretary, and I love it! There's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to career choices. πŸ™Œ

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Secretary?
Top employers of Secretary position: Purdue University, State Farm, United States Air Force. People who work in Secretary position most typically go on to work for the Purdue University.
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SecretaryMiami, FL - 7 months ago
Why bother aiming for high-paying careers when you can become a Secretary and work your way up to... another Secretary at Purdue University?!
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SecretarySan Francisco, CA - 7 months ago
FYI, being a Secretary at State Farm is a great job and incredibly important. Don't undermine the value and significance of the work!
Purdue University
State Farm
United States Air Force
What Industries Does Secretary Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Secretary: Education, Public Administration, Religious / Grantmaking / Civic, Professional / Scientific / Technical, Health Care. Secretary employees most likely come from a Education industry background.
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SecretaryHouston, TX - 7 months ago
I wouldn't call secretaries 'invaluable'. Many basic tasks can be automated nowadays. Their role is diminishing in significance.
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SecretaryPhiladelphia, PA - 7 months ago
Automating basic tasks may be feasible, but secretaries play a crucial role in personal interaction, organization, and office culture. Their value should not be underestimated.

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Discussion about Secretary

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What is the women/men ratio in the job of Secretary?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
75% are women in this profession.
What is the typical age of people who work as a Secretary?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
The typical age is 27 for a Secretary.
Is a Secretary considered to be a junior profession?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
4 years of experience is needed on average for a Secretary.
What industries does a Secretary typically work in?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Public Administration is the most probable for a Secretary to work in.
Is it encouraged to have a degree as a Secretary?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
As a Secretary you’ll probably need No higher education
Which company employs the most people in the Secretary role?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Most people work for Purdue University, State Farm, United States Air Force and US Department of Veterans Affairs
How long do people usually work as a Secretary when they switch to another position?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
You should work for more than 5 years before considering changing to another role.
Is it frequent for people to switch companies and still work as a Secretary?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
a Secretary is not a typical job hopper, but might change companies.
From which job titles people come from to work as a Secretary?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
A Secretary probably worked as Administrative Assistant, Office Manager or Customer Service Representative before
Working as a Secretary what job titles should I consider to switch to?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Changing from a Secretary to Administrative Assistant, Office Manager or Executive Assistant is a typical career path.
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