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Secretary Average Salary in Mauritius 2020

How much money does a Secretary make in Mauritius?

Average Monthly Salary
20,200 MUR
( 242,000 MUR yearly)


A person working as a Secretary in Mauritius typically earns around 20,200 MUR per month. Salaries range from 9,880 MUR (lowest) to 31,500 MUR (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 Mauritius

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

  • Salary Range

    Secretary salaries in Mauritius range from 9,880 MUR per month (minimum salary) to 31,500 MUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 20,600 MUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Secretary(s) are earning less than 20,600 MUR while the other half are earning more than 20,600 MUR. 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 13,700 MUR while 75% of them are earning more than 13,700 MUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Secretary(s) are earning less than 26,500 MUR while 25% are earning more than 26,500 MUR.

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?

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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 11,700 MUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 15,100 MUR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 20,800 MUR per month, 38% 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 25,700 MUR per month, 24% 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 27,600 MUR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 29,400 MUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Secretary average salary change by experience in Mauritius

0 - 2 Years
11,700 MUR
2 - 5 Years+29%
15,100 MUR
5 - 10 Years+38%
20,800 MUR
10 - 15 Years+24%
25,700 MUR
15 - 20 Years+7%
27,600 MUR
20+ Years+7%
29,400 MUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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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 15,100 MUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 21,500 MUR per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 29,700 MUR per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Secretary average salary difference by education level in Mauritius

High School
15,100 MUR
Certificate or Diploma+43%
21,500 MUR
Bachelor's Degree+38%
29,700 MUR
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 Mauritius earn 7% less than their female counterparts on average.

19,300 MUR
20,800 MUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mauritius for all Careers

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Secretary Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mauritius

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


Secretary(s) in Mauritius are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 31 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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.

Mauritius / 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 Mauritius is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Mauritius for the year 2019. 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 Mauritius

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Mauritius 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.

88% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 12% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Mauritius

120 MUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mauritius is 120 MUR. This means that the average Secretary in Mauritius earns approximately 120 MUR 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 Mauritius
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The average salary for Secretary is 28% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist53,000 MUR+160%
Administrative Aide18,800 MUR-7%
Administrative Analyst36,600 MUR+82%
Administrative Assistant25,300 MUR+25%
Administrative Associate23,500 MUR+17%
Administrative Manager35,900 MUR+78%
Administrative Receptionist22,200 MUR+10%
Board Secretary22,100 MUR+10%
Central Office Operator24,000 MUR+19%
Clerk16,200 MUR-20%
Commercial Administrator35,200 MUR+75%
Commissions Processor29,400 MUR+46%
Conveyancing Secretary20,500 MUR+2%
Document Controller20,800 MUR+3%
Document Management Specialist30,900 MUR+53%
Executive Assistant26,300 MUR+30%
Executive Personal Assistant30,200 MUR+50%
Executive Secretary24,500 MUR+22%
Front Desk Attendant24,000 MUR+19%
Front Desk Coordinator28,100 MUR+39%
Front Desk Manager37,000 MUR+84%
Group Services Manager61,600 MUR+210%
Head Receptionist27,500 MUR+36%
Key Account Assistant26,300 MUR+30%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator15,800 MUR-22%
Leasing Administrator30,600 MUR+52%
Legal Secretary24,700 MUR+23%
Librarian30,000 MUR+49%
Mailroom Manager25,300 MUR+25%
Management Support Secretary24,900 MUR+24%
Master Programme Coordinator46,500 MUR+130%
Medical Receptionist24,600 MUR+22%
Meeting and Event Assistant26,600 MUR+32%
Meeting and Event Manager60,300 MUR+200%
Night Manager33,500 MUR+66%
Office Administrator37,300 MUR+85%
Office Assistant15,300 MUR-24%
Office Manager41,100 MUR+100%
Office Services Coordinator30,300 MUR+50%
Operations Analyst46,900 MUR+130%
Operations Manager63,900 MUR+220%
Personal Assistant25,000 MUR+24%
Planning Assistant27,600 MUR+37%
Process Expert37,900 MUR+88%
Program Coordinator34,700 MUR+72%
Programme Assistant28,400 MUR+41%
Project Administrator40,600 MUR+100%
Project Coordinator53,600 MUR+170%
Reception Team Lead30,000 MUR+49%
Receptionist22,900 MUR+14%
Records Officer19,900 MUR-1%
Schedule Officer15,500 MUR-23%
School Secretary22,700 MUR+13%
Secretary20,200 MUR+0%
Switchboard Operator19,200 MUR-5%
Technical Program Manager54,100 MUR+170%
Technical Project Manager58,200 MUR+190%
Typist19,000 MUR-6%
Wayleave Officer16,800 MUR-17%

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 Mauritius earn 18% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
41,800 MUR
Public Sector+18%
49,200 MUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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