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Secretary Average Salary in Argentina 2021

How much money does a Secretary make in Argentina?

Average Monthly Salary
20,000 ARS
( 239,000 ARS yearly)


A person working as a Secretary in Argentina typically earns around 20,000 ARS per month. Salaries range from 10,400 ARS (lowest) to 30,500 ARS (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Secretary salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Secretary Salary Distribution in Argentina

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Secretary salaries in Argentina range from 10,400 ARS per month (minimum salary) to 30,500 ARS per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 19,200 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Secretary(s) are earning less than 19,200 ARS while the other half are earning more than 19,200 ARS. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Secretary(s) are earning less than 13,300 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 13,300 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of Secretary(s) are earning less than 23,800 ARS while 25% are earning more than 23,800 ARS.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Secretary Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Argentina Secretary
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Secretary salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Secretary with less than two years of experience makes approximately 11,800 ARS per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 15,800 ARS per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 20,600 ARS per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Secretary(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 24,900 ARS per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 27,200 ARS per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 28,600 ARS per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Secretary average salary change by experience in Argentina

0 - 2 Years
11,800 ARS
2 - 5 Years+34%
15,800 ARS
5 - 10 Years+30%
20,600 ARS
10 - 15 Years+21%
24,900 ARS
15 - 20 Years+9%
27,200 ARS
20+ Years+5%
28,600 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Secretary Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Secretary(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Secretary salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Secretary is 14,000 ARS per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 20,000 ARS per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 27,700 ARS per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Secretary average salary difference by education level in Argentina

High School
14,000 ARS
Certificate or Diploma+43%
20,000 ARS
Bachelor's Degree+38%
27,700 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Secretary Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Secretary employees in Argentina earn 6% less than their female counterparts on average.

19,400 ARS
20,700 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Argentina for all Careers

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Secretary Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Argentina

How much are annual salary increments in Argentina for Secretary(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Secretary(s) in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Argentina / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Argentina is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Argentina for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Secretary Bonus and Incentive Rates in Argentina

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Argentina Secretary
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A Secretary is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

75% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Secretary Average Hourly Wage in Argentina

120 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Argentina is 120 ARS. This means that the average Secretary in Argentina earns approximately 120 ARS for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Secretary VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Secretary and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Argentina
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The average salary for Secretary is 26% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist54,800 ARS+170%
Administrative Aide18,500 ARS-7%
Administrative Analyst35,000 ARS+75%
Administrative Assistant24,000 ARS+20%
Administrative Associate24,200 ARS+21%
Administrative Manager36,700 ARS+84%
Administrative Receptionist22,000 ARS+10%
Board Secretary22,900 ARS+15%
Central Office Operator23,800 ARS+19%
Clerk16,100 ARS-19%
Commercial Administrator34,500 ARS+73%
Commissions Processor28,600 ARS+43%
Conveyancing Secretary20,800 ARS+4%
Document Controller19,700 ARS-1%
Document Management Specialist30,300 ARS+52%
Executive Assistant25,300 ARS+27%
Executive Personal Assistant30,400 ARS+52%
Executive Secretary24,700 ARS+24%
Front Desk Attendant21,900 ARS+10%
Front Desk Coordinator29,100 ARS+46%
Front Desk Manager37,900 ARS+90%
Group Services Manager61,200 ARS+210%
Head Receptionist26,200 ARS+31%
Key Account Assistant27,300 ARS+37%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator14,800 ARS-26%
Leasing Administrator29,700 ARS+49%
Legal Secretary24,300 ARS+22%
Librarian28,000 ARS+40%
Mailroom Manager25,500 ARS+28%
Management Support Secretary23,800 ARS+19%
Master Programme Coordinator44,600 ARS+120%
Medical Receptionist24,900 ARS+25%
Meeting and Event Assistant26,100 ARS+31%
Meeting and Event Manager57,500 ARS+190%
Night Manager36,100 ARS+81%
Office Administrator36,800 ARS+84%
Office Assistant16,300 ARS-18%
Office Manager41,000 ARS+110%
Office Services Coordinator32,800 ARS+64%
Operations Analyst47,000 ARS+140%
Operations Manager62,300 ARS+210%
Personal Assistant24,300 ARS+22%
Planning Assistant28,800 ARS+44%
Process Expert35,800 ARS+79%
Program Coordinator34,600 ARS+73%
Programme Assistant29,400 ARS+47%
Project Administrator38,500 ARS+93%
Project Coordinator49,900 ARS+150%
Reception Team Lead28,900 ARS+45%
Receptionist23,300 ARS+17%
Records Officer19,600 ARS-2%
Schedule Officer16,100 ARS-19%
School Secretary23,300 ARS+17%
Secretary20,000 ARS+0%
Switchboard Operator19,800 ARS-1%
Technical Program Manager51,900 ARS+160%
Technical Project Manager54,400 ARS+170%
Typist19,000 ARS-5%
Wayleave Officer17,100 ARS-14%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda20,300 ARS
Bahia Blanca20,100 ARS
Buenos Aires23,100 ARS
Cordoba23,600 ARS
Corrientes21,200 ARS
La Plata22,900 ARS
Lanus20,400 ARS
Mar del Plata21,800 ARS
Mendoza19,500 ARS
Neuquen21,200 ARS
Quilmes20,000 ARS
Resistencia21,000 ARS
Rosario21,800 ARS
Salta22,100 ARS
San Juan18,900 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman20,900 ARS
Santa Fe22,500 ARS
Santiago del Estero20,000 ARS

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,600 ARS
Public Sector+7%
46,400 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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