Department Secretary Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$32,000
$25,000
$32,000
$43,000
Department secretaries in the United States make an average salary of $32,977 per year or $15.85 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $25,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $43,000. If you like following the crowd, health care and non profits companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out health care, manufacturing, and non profits companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, and Vermont provide the highest department secretary salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Edison, NJ
$40,596
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Map of Department Secretary Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Department Secretaries earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Department Secretary Salary By Location

While a department secretary can average a salary of $32,977 per year, or $15.85 per hour, there are many opportunities for department secretaries to make more. For example, in Milford, MA you might make $44,121 per year. Other high-paying locations include Sacramento, CA, Edison, NJ and Edmonds, WA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Milford, MA where the average starting salary is $20,000. The highest paying states for department secretaries include Massachusetts, Connecticut and California. Meanwhile, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Montana offer the lowest salaries.

Average Department Secretary Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a department secretary, working for The Walt Disney Company or Virginia Hospital Center - Arlington might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Hackensack University Health Network and J RUEBEN CLARK LAW SCHOOL AT BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV report highly competitive salaries for department secretaries.

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Department Secretary Salary History

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Department Secretary Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a department secretary can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Department Secretary Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Secretary-Technology Department
Secretary-Technology Department
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$41,657
$41,657
07/29/2020
Secretary 1-Social Services Department
Secretary 1-Social Services Department
07/08/2020
07/08/2020
$32,531
$32,531
07/08/2020
Secretary-Parks and Recreation Department
Secretary-Parks and Recreation Department
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$43,311
$43,311
06/25/2020
Department Secretary
Department Secretary
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$29,218
$29,218
06/17/2020
Sartell-St. Stephen School District
Sartell-St. Stephen School District
Counseling Department Secretary-Sartell High School
Counseling Department Secretary-Sartell High School
Counseling Department Secretary-Sartell High School
04/18/2020
04/18/2020
$44,662
$44,662
04/18/2020
Department Secretary
Department Secretary
04/16/2020
04/16/2020
$32,411
$32,411
04/16/2020
Department Secretary
Department Secretary
03/08/2020
03/08/2020
$35,000
$35,000
03/08/2020
Department Secretary
Department Secretary
03/08/2020
03/08/2020
$35,000
$35,000
03/08/2020
Secretary-Athletic Department
Secretary-Athletic Department
03/07/2020
03/07/2020
$31,764
$31,764
03/07/2020
Department Secretary
Department Secretary
01/24/2020
01/24/2020
$33,559
$33,559
01/24/2020