Executive Secretary Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$52,000
$41,000
$52,000
$65,000
The average Executive Secretary makes about $52,524 per year. That's $25.25 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $41,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $65,000. Many of Executive Secretaries seem to be drawn to Health Care and Education companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Executive Secretaries tend to work at Finance, Technology, and Health Care companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, Nevada and Alaska pay Executive Secretaries the highest salaries.
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Map of Executive Secretary Salaries

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

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Average Executive Secretary Salary By Location

While an Executive Secretary can average a salary of $52,524 per year, or $25.25 per hour, there are many opportunities for Executive Secretaries to make more. For example, in Milpitas, CA you might make $67,245 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Hartford, CT and Provo, UT. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Milpitas, CA where the average starting salary is $49,000. The highest paying states for Executive Secretaries include California, Nevada and Alaska. Meanwhile, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Minnesota offer the lowest salaries.

Average Executive Secretary Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as an Executive Secretary, being employed by a company such as LifePoint Health or Freeport-McMoRan would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like First Midwest Bancorp and Covenant Health Care System also report highly competitive salaries for Executive Secretaries.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Average Executive Secretary Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, Executive Secretary salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Finance, Technology, and Health Care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Executive Secretaries. For example, Executive Secretaries make a whopping average salary of $55,538 while working for Finance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $54,440 at Technology companies and $53,877 at Health Care companies. But Executive Secretaries may want to avoid working in the Non Profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $48,451.
Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$55,538
$56k
Technology
Technology
$54,440
$54k
Health Care
Health Care
$53,877
$54k
Insurance
Insurance
$53,206
$53k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$52,647
$53k
Professional
Professional
$51,470
$51k
Retail
Retail
$49,765
$50k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$48,488
$48k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$48,451
$48k

Executive Secretary Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Recently Added Executive Secretary Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
State of Illinois
State of Illinois
Executive Secretary II-OPT 2 (Upward Mobility Target Title)
Executive Secretary II-OPT 2 (Upward Mobility Target Title)
Executive Secretary II-OPT 2 (Upward Mobility Target Title)
06/20/2020
06/20/2020
$44,724
$44,724
06/20/2020
Executive Secretary
Executive Secretary
04/21/2020
04/21/2020
$37,190
$37,190
04/21/2020
Exec Secretary
Exec Secretary
04/15/2020
04/15/2020
$29,969
$29,969
04/15/2020
Exec Secretary
Exec Secretary
03/25/2020
03/25/2020
$29,969
$29,969
03/25/2020
Kern Comunity College District
Kern Comunity College District
Executive Secretary-Office of Instruction
Executive Secretary-Office of Instruction
Executive Secretary-Office of Instruction
03/25/2020
03/25/2020
$40,151
$40,151
03/25/2020
Kern Community College District
Kern Community College District
Executive Secretary-Office of Instruction
Executive Secretary-Office of Instruction
Executive Secretary-Office of Instruction
03/23/2020
03/23/2020
$40,151
$40,151
03/23/2020
Executive Secretary
Executive Secretary
03/19/2020
03/19/2020
$36,836
$36,836
03/19/2020
State of Illinois
State of Illinois
Executive Secretary I-OPT 2 (Upward Mobility Target Title)
Executive Secretary I-OPT 2 (Upward Mobility Target Title)
Executive Secretary I-OPT 2 (Upward Mobility Target Title)
03/06/2020
03/06/2020
$39,768
$39,768
03/06/2020
State of Illinois
State of Illinois
Executive Secretary II-OPT 2 (Upward Mobility Target Title)
Executive Secretary II-OPT 2 (Upward Mobility Target Title)
Executive Secretary II-OPT 2 (Upward Mobility Target Title)
03/02/2020
03/02/2020
$44,724
$44,724
03/02/2020
Executive Secretary E10
Executive Secretary E10
03/02/2020
03/02/2020
$42,366
$42,366
03/02/2020