Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2017 – Secretarial staff (409)

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Sector Weekly regular work hours Pay scales Annual salary Hourly salary Total compensation1

Minimum Normal Maximum



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All of Québec
Level 1 35,3 35 819 44 384 43 362 23,58 35,17
Level 2 35,3 37 313 46 371 46 083 25,02 37,74
Level 3 36,6 44 809 57 830 57 363 30,12 44,38
Public sector2
Level 1 34,7 36 363 44 279 42 935 23,77 36,78
Level 2 34,9 36 979 45 217 44 736 24,59 37,52
Level 3 35,3 43 542 56 674 55 800 30,30 48,05
Private sector
Level 1 36,4 34 446 44 647 44 042 23,28 32,83
Level 2 36,8 38 838 51 670 50 518 26,41 38,38
Level 3 37,2 45 563 58 520 58 115 30,03 42,76
Private sector, unionized
Level 1 34,3 43 569 53 791 53 644 30,25 51,57
Level 2 35,3 39 980 52 147 50 301 27,35 42,38
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, non-unionized
Level 1 36,5 33 234 43 431 43 294 22,73 31,56
Level 2 36,9 38 659 51 595 50 548 26,28 37,88
Level 3 37,2 45 387 58 444 58 052 29,95 42,54
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 1 35,1 38 190 50 849 36 962 20,19 27,23
Level 2 36,8 37 321 48 097 47 870 25,04 35,22
Level 3 38,7 42 775 54 654 58 402 29,30 39,62
Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 1 36,9 33 844 43 648 46 861 24,51 34,98
Level 2 36,7 39 143 52 395 51 210 26,77 39,22
Level 3 37,1 45 680 58 682 58 095 30,08 43,00
Manufacturing
Level 1 36,7 30 572 43 853 60 554 32,01 46,51
Level 2 37,4 42 969 56 861 53 967 27,67 41,71
Level 3 37,8 49 761 62 969 56 873 28,91 40,32
  

1. For more information about the equation, see the chapter called "La méthodologie" in the report Rémunération des salariés. État et évolution comparés, 2017.
2. Comprises the Québec government (Québec civil service and the public education, health and social service networks) and the "other public" sector (municipal government [25 000 or more inhabitants], public enterprises of the three levels of government, universities and federal government employees in Québec).
  
Source: Québec survey on total compensation. 2017 Data collection.
 
February 21, 2018
     

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Summary of responsibilities

The Secretarial staff performs various administrative tasks and provides support to managerial and professional personnel. Main duties: greets visitors and directs them appropriately, provides information over the telephone, opens and screens correspondence, produces documents, paying particular attention to grammar and spelling, schedules meetings and issues reminders to participants.

Education requirement

Secondary School Diploma or Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) and training from a private secretarial school, or Diploma of College Studies (DEC) with a specialization in secretarial studies or office system technology

Condition of employment

None

Minimum experience generally required by level of complexity

  • Level 1: None
  • Level 2: 5 years
  • Level 3: 8 years

Examples of job titles

  • Word processing operator
  • Secretary
  • Executive secretary
  • Administrative assistant
  • Junior secretary

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To be excluded from this job

  • Medical secretary
  • Legal secretary
  • Clerical and administrative support personnel (ERG 407)