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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Salaries in India 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
18,900 INR
( 227,000 INR yearly)


A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in India typically earns around 18,900 INR per month. Salaries range from 9,500 INR (lowest average) to 43,200 INR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Administration / Reception / Secretarial careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist36,100 INR
Administrative Aide12,700 INR
Administrative Analyst23,800 INR
Administrative Assistant16,600 INR
Administrative Associate16,200 INR
Administrative Manager25,200 INR
Administrative Receptionist15,200 INR
Board Secretary15,000 INR
Central Office Operator15,800 INR
Clerk10,900 INR
Commercial Administrator23,000 INR
Commissions Processor20,200 INR
Conveyancing Secretary14,300 INR
Document Controller13,800 INR
Document Management Specialist20,200 INR
Executive Assistant18,100 INR
Executive Personal Assistant20,400 INR
Executive Secretary17,100 INR
Front Desk Attendant15,700 INR
Front Desk Coordinator19,000 INR
Front Desk Manager24,900 INR
Group Services Manager43,200 INR
Head Receptionist18,500 INR
Key Account Assistant18,500 INR
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator10,500 INR
Leasing Administrator20,000 INR
Legal Secretary16,600 INR
Librarian19,800 INR
Mailroom Manager17,800 INR
Management Support Secretary16,200 INR
Master Programme Coordinator30,900 INR
Medical Receptionist17,100 INR
Meeting and Event Assistant18,100 INR
Meeting and Event Manager39,400 INR
Night Manager23,800 INR
Office Administrator24,900 INR
Office Assistant10,900 INR
Office Manager27,600 INR
Office Services Coordinator21,400 INR
Operations Analyst33,300 INR
Operations Manager42,300 INR
Personal Assistant16,200 INR
Planning Assistant19,000 INR
Process Expert24,500 INR
Program Coordinator22,600 INR
Programme Assistant20,000 INR
Project Administrator26,900 INR
Project Coordinator35,600 INR
Reception Team Lead20,400 INR
Receptionist15,200 INR
Records Officer13,300 INR
Schedule Officer10,900 INR
School Secretary15,200 INR
Secretary14,300 INR
Switchboard Operator13,300 INR
Technical Program Manager37,100 INR
Technical Project Manager38,500 INR
Typist12,700 INR
Wayleave Officer11,200 INR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in India

Median and salary distribution monthly India Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in India range from 9,500 INR per month (minimum average salary) to 43,200 INR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 19,300 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 19,300 INR while the other half are earning more than 19,300 INR. 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 people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 13,000 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 13,000 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 31,900 INR while 25% are earning more than 31,900 INR.

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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in India costs anywhere from 160,000 Indian Rupee(s) to 479,000 Indian Rupee(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial 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 employees in India who work in Administration / Reception / Secretarial earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

19,800 INR
17,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

How much are annual salary increments in India for Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Administration / Reception / Secretarial

Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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.

India / 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 India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India 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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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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Administration / Reception / Secretarial is considered to be a low bonus-based field 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.

71% of surveyed staff in Administration / Reception / Secretarial reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Hourly Average Wage in India

110 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 110 INR. This means that the average person in India earns approximately 110 INR 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Administration / Reception / Secretarial and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly India
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The average salary for Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 41% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra17,300 INR
Ahmadabad21,400 INR
Bangalore20,500 INR
Bhopal18,700 INR
Chennai20,000 INR
Coimbatore17,800 INR
Delhi21,600 INR
Ghaziabad18,100 INR
Hyderabad22,200 INR
Indore18,900 INR
Jaipur21,000 INR
Kanpur19,400 INR
Kolkata20,800 INR
Lucknow19,600 INR
Ludhiana18,800 INR
Madurai16,600 INR
Mumbai21,700 INR
Nagpur19,400 INR
Patna17,400 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad18,900 INR
Pune20,200 INR
Surat20,800 INR
Vadodara18,000 INR
Visakhapatnam17,900 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands16,300 INR
Andhra Pradesh21,000 INR
Arunachal Pradesh17,700 INR
Assam20,200 INR
Bihar22,600 INR
Chandigarh16,900 INR
Chhatisgarh19,900 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli16,600 INR
Daman & Diu16,200 INR
Delhi19,400 INR
Goa17,600 INR
Gujarat21,400 INR
Haryana19,600 INR
Himachal Pradesh18,900 INR
Jammu & Kashmir19,300 INR
Jharkhand20,900 INR
Karnataka21,700 INR
Kerala20,700 INR
Lakshadweep16,200 INR
Madhya Pradesh22,400 INR
Maharashtra22,800 INR
Manipur18,600 INR
Meghalaya18,400 INR
Mizoram17,400 INR
Nagaland18,300 INR
Orissa21,300 INR
Pondicherry17,700 INR
Punjab20,500 INR
Rajasthan22,400 INR
Sikkim17,100 INR
Tamil Nadu22,200 INR
Tripura19,000 INR
Uttar Pradesh23,500 INR
Uttaranchal19,400 INR
West Bengal22,900 INR

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 India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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