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Salaries for secretaries vary widely by region; type of business; and the skill, experience, and level of responsibility of the secretary. Secretaries (except legal, medical, and executive) earned median annual salaries of $37,690 in May 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Salaries ranged from $24,250 to $57,570. Medical secretaries earned median annual salaries of $36,580. Ten percent earned less than $26,180, and 10 percent earned $53,230 or more per year. Legal secretaries earned median annual salaries of $47,300. Salaries for legal secretaries ranged from $28,760 to $79,610 annually.

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