Median annual earnings of executive secretaries and administrative
assistants were $34,970 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between
$28,500 and $43,430. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,810, and the
highest 10 percent earned more than $53,460. Median annual earnings in the
industries employing the largest numbers of executive secretaries and
administrative assistants in May 2004 were:
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Median annual earnings of legal secretaries were $36,720 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $29,070 and $46,390. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,270, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $56,590. Medical secretaries earned a median annual salary of $26,540 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $21,980 and $32,690. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $19,140, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $39,140. Median annual earnings of secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive, were $26,110 in May 2004.
Salaries vary a great deal, however, reflecting differences in skill, experience, and level of responsibility. Certification in this field usually is rewarded by a higher salary.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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