Company secretary | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Company secretaries make sure that directors follow company law and financial regulations.

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  • Manage and maintain executives' schedules.  
  • Make travel arrangements for executives.  
  • Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements, and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.  
  • Coordinate and direct office services, such as records, departmental finances, budget preparation, personnel
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Company secretarys typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Company secretary you will typically work evenings.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    42,248 GBP *
    per year
    35,000 GBP
    70,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Company secretary

    Big gender gap
    • 46,957 GBP
    • 36,830 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Company secretary
    Average salary for full-time Company secretary

    • 19,743 GBP
    • 19,486 GBP
    • 42,248 GBP
    • 36,830 GBP
    • 46,957 GBP
    Salary over time for Company secretary

    Salary for this role has increased over time
    • 46,342 GBP
    • 43,195 GBP
    • 41,467 GBP
    • 42,504 GBP
    • 45,411 GBP
    • 43,581 GBP
    • 42,248 GBP
    • 45,179 GBP
    • 51,220 GBP

    Future outlook for Company secretarys

    Poor outlook
    581 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    1% yearly wage growth (on average)

    Company secretary - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Company secretary and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 34% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent
    • 24% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
    • 21% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

    You could start by doing a higher national diploma in business management or law before applying to join a company as a trainee company secretary.

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Company secretary

    PA & Executive PA

    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Company secretary.
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively
    Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people
    Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Company secretary. Check that you know:
    Accounting software Intuit QuickBooks
    Data base user interface and query software Data entry software
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    Graphics or photo imaging software Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
    Project management software Microsoft Project
    Improve your skills today

    PA & Executive PA

    Things to highlight for your Company secretary interview

    Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

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