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Department Secretary Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$59,271 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Department Secretary is $59,271 a year and $28 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Department Secretary is between $43,474 and $72,417. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Department Secretary. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Assists departments and/or lower-level executives by providing secretarial and administrative support, usually of a confidential nature.
  • Composes letters and memoranda from dictation, verbal direction, or from knowledge of company policy or procedures.
  • Composes and types routine correspondence.
  • Files correspondence and other records.
  • Answers telephone, gives information to callers, routes call to appropriate person, and places outgoing calls.
Department Secretary Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

Job family population: 596,080

Estimated population of Department Secretary jobs: 149,205

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Department Secretary Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Secretary (OA)
May 18
Chicago, IL, USA
Railroad Retirement Board
Secretary (OA) ===== ##### Railroad Retirement Board Overview ----- - ##### Open & closing dates 05 ... Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or ...
Secretary - Care Coordination
May 7
Hinsdale, IL, USA
RML Specialty Hospital
Performs a variety of clerical functions requiring knowledge of departmental and hospital policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned by Care Coordination. The Secretary reports to the ...
Administrative Coordinator (7601 S. Lawndale, Chicago)
May 15
Chicago, United States
Reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES - Provide general office and secretarial support to the Manager or Director, including, typing, transcription ...
Mar 5
Chicago, United States
Loyola University Of Chicago
... DEPARTMENT NAME GENERAL COUNSEL LOCATION CODE GENERAL COUNSEL (04710A) IS THIS SPLIT AND/OR FULLY ... secretarial and administrative experience, strong organizational skills, effective verbal and ...
Administrative Assistant
Mar 6
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Performs varied secretarial and administrative duties for an administrative department General Accountability * Composes and produces business correspondences, reports and related materials or guides ...
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