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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Salary in United States 2018

How much money does a person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial make in United States?

3,293 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in United States typically earns around 3,293 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Administration / Reception / Secretarial jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in United States

25% of people earn
2,250 USD
or less
50% of people earn
2,917 USD
or less
75% of people earn
3,750 USD
or less
600 USD
2,917 USD
45,000 USD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in United States range between 600 USD per month (minimum salary) to 45,000 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 2,917 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 2,917 USD while the other half are earning more than 2,917 USD. 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.

Closely related to the median are two similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 2,250 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,250 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 3,750 USD while 25% of them are earning more than 3,750 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should I be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both 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. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Salary Trend and Forecast in United States

How are Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average Administration / Reception / Secretarial salary in United States in recent years.

Average Salary 2015    =  
3,085 USD
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
3,135 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
3,223 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
3,293 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Hourly Wage in United States

17 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 17 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximatly 17 USD for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and is considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By Job Title (Average Monthly Salary)

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist2,673 USD
Administrative Assistant2,622 USD
Administrative Manager3,590 USD
Chief Administrator4,625 USD
Clerk2,730 USD
Clerk ( File )1,675 USD
Clerk ( Inquiry and Admissions )2,292 USD
Clerk ( Mail Sorting )2,176 USD
Clerk ( Registry and Filing )1,959 USD
Executive Assistant3,920 USD
Executive Personal Assistant8,125 USD
Front Desk Manager2,917 USD
Group Services Manager3,583 USD
Junior Analyst3,333 USD
Keyboard and Data Entry Operators2,076 USD
Mailroom Manager1,644 USD
Meeting / Event Assistant2,800 USD
Meeting / Event Manager4,250 USD
Office Assistant2,200 USD
Office Coordinator2,936 USD
Office Manager4,132 USD
Operations Analyst6,083 USD
Operations Clerk2,240 USD
Personal Assistant6,125 USD
Planning Assistant3,542 USD
Project Coordinator3,583 USD
Receptionist2,172 USD
Secretary2,194 USD
Secretary ( Bi-Lingual )1,000 USD
Secretary ( CEO )2,400 USD
Secretary ( Executive )4,007 USD
Secretary ( Legal )4,130 USD
Secretary ( Management Support )2,746 USD

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Salary Comparison By State (Average Monthly Salary)

StateAverage Salary
Alabama1,839 USD
Arizona3,402 USD
Arkansas2,333 USD
California3,244 USD
Colorado3,162 USD
Connecticut3,333 USD
Delaware2,208 USD
District of Columbia3,856 USD
Florida3,168 USD
Georgia3,157 USD
Idaho2,314 USD
Illinois2,868 USD
Indiana2,065 USD
Iowa3,320 USD
Kentucky2,704 USD
Louisiana2,967 USD
Maryland3,532 USD
Massachusetts2,809 USD
Michigan5,018 USD
Minnesota3,454 USD
Mississippi2,637 USD
Missouri2,620 USD
Nevada2,276 USD
New Jersey3,081 USD
New York5,369 USD
North Carolina2,712 USD
North Dakota3,075 USD
Ohio3,043 USD
Oklahoma2,710 USD
Oregon2,739 USD
Pennsylvania2,570 USD
South Carolina2,158 USD
Tennessee5,296 USD
Texas3,131 USD
Utah2,761 USD
Virginia3,153 USD
Washington3,447 USD
Wisconsin3,460 USD

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