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 salaries in Argentina range from 10,400 ARS per month (minimum salary) to 30,500 ARS per month (maximum 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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.
|Certificate or Diploma||+43%|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Specialist||54,800 ARS||+170%|
|Administrative Aide||18,500 ARS||-7%|
|Administrative Analyst||35,000 ARS||+75%|
|Administrative Assistant||24,000 ARS||+20%|
|Administrative Associate||24,200 ARS||+21%|
|Administrative Manager||36,700 ARS||+84%|
|Administrative Receptionist||22,000 ARS||+10%|
|Board Secretary||22,900 ARS||+15%|
|Central Office Operator||23,800 ARS||+19%|
|Commercial Administrator||34,500 ARS||+73%|
|Commissions Processor||28,600 ARS||+43%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||20,800 ARS||+4%|
|Document Controller||19,700 ARS||-1%|
|Document Management Specialist||30,300 ARS||+52%|
|Executive Assistant||25,300 ARS||+27%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||30,400 ARS||+52%|
|Executive Secretary||24,700 ARS||+24%|
|Front Desk Attendant||21,900 ARS||+10%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||29,100 ARS||+46%|
|Front Desk Manager||37,900 ARS||+90%|
|Group Services Manager||61,200 ARS||+210%|
|Head Receptionist||26,200 ARS||+31%|
|Key Account Assistant||27,300 ARS||+37%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||14,800 ARS||-26%|
|Leasing Administrator||29,700 ARS||+49%|
|Legal Secretary||24,300 ARS||+22%|
|Mailroom Manager||25,500 ARS||+28%|
|Management Support Secretary||23,800 ARS||+19%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||44,600 ARS||+120%|
|Medical Receptionist||24,900 ARS||+25%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||26,100 ARS||+31%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||57,500 ARS||+190%|
|Night Manager||36,100 ARS||+81%|
|Office Administrator||36,800 ARS||+84%|
|Office Assistant||16,300 ARS||-18%|
|Office Manager||41,000 ARS||+110%|
|Office Services Coordinator||32,800 ARS||+64%|
|Operations Analyst||47,000 ARS||+140%|
|Operations Manager||62,300 ARS||+210%|
|Personal Assistant||24,300 ARS||+22%|
|Planning Assistant||28,800 ARS||+44%|
|Process Expert||35,800 ARS||+79%|
|Program Coordinator||34,600 ARS||+73%|
|Programme Assistant||29,400 ARS||+47%|
|Project Administrator||38,500 ARS||+93%|
|Project Coordinator||49,900 ARS||+150%|
|Reception Team Lead||28,900 ARS||+45%|
|Records Officer||19,600 ARS||-2%|
|Schedule Officer||16,100 ARS||-19%|
|School Secretary||23,300 ARS||+17%|
|Switchboard Operator||19,800 ARS||-1%|
|Technical Program Manager||51,900 ARS||+160%|
|Technical Project Manager||54,400 ARS||+170%|
|Wayleave Officer||17,100 ARS||-14%|
|Bahia Blanca||20,100 ARS|
|Buenos Aires||23,100 ARS|
|La Plata||22,900 ARS|
|Mar del Plata||21,800 ARS|
|San Juan||18,900 ARS|
|San Miguel de Tucuman||20,900 ARS|
|Santa Fe||22,500 ARS|
|Santiago del Estero||20,000 ARS|
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.