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How much does a Secretary make in Chicago, IL?

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16 salaries reported, updated at Sep 01, 2020
$32,286
per year

The average salary for a secretary is $32,286 per year in Chicago, IL.

24% higher
than national average

Most common benefits

  • 403(b)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Dental insurance
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Salaries by years of experience in Chicago, IL

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for secretaries

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earn +73.89% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 0.24% since 2018. Secretaries with this skill earn +73.89% more than the average base salary, which is $32,286 per year.

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Most common benefits for Secretaries

  • 403(b)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
  • Flexible spending account
  • Food provided
  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 8,295 ratings

47% of Secretaries in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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