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Job Description of a Secretary for a Landscaping Company

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A secretary for a landscaping company provides an important link between her company and its clients. Secretaries for landscaping companies help set up work orders and are often responsible for billing and light bookkeeping as well.

Basics

Secretaries for landscaping companies answer phones, fax documents, keep track of invoices and may even update the company's website. Some even track the delivery of supplies, such as lawn and tree care materials, and make sure they are in good condition.

Skills

Secretaries for landscaping companies are no different from those in other fields. They need to be skilled typists, as well as professional, courteous and organized. They also should have at least a basic understanding of grammar, math and computers.

Background

Most secretaries of landscaping companies typically hold entry-level positions, meaning they learn on the job. A high school diploma may be a requirement.

Prospects

Employment of non-executive secretaries, such as those who work in the landscaping field, are expected to grow by 11 percent through 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Earnings

Secretaries earned a median annual salary of more than $29,000 in May 2008, according to the BLS.

2016 Salary Information for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

Secretaries and administrative assistants earned a median annual salary of $38,730 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, secretaries and administrative assistants earned a 25th percentile salary of $30,500, meaning 75 percent earned more than this amount. The 75th percentile salary is $48,680, meaning 25 percent earn more. In 2016, 3,990,400 people were employed in the U.S. as secretaries and administrative assistants.

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About the Author

Sam Amico is a reporter for NBA.com and worked as a writer and editor at daily newspapers for more than a decade, covering everything from rock concerts to college football to courts and crime. He attended Kent State University and is the author of the book, "A Basketball Summer." He also is the co-host of a nationally-syndicated television show, "The Wine & Gold Zone."

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