Career Prospects for a Company Secretary (CS)

Nishatha Abraham Bijeesh updated on : 22 Jan 2016

How does the career graph of a CS look like?

In the wake of the economic slowdown, a fresh Company Secretary’s annual salary is Rs 3 lakh-Rs 4 lakh on an average, as compared to Rs 5 lakh-Rs 6 lakh till about two years ago during campus placements. Company secretaries with 4-5 years of experience make Rs 25 lakh to Rs 1 crore a year in large corporate houses and multi-national companies, as per ICSI figures. Compensation, of course, depends on an individual’s performance and varies from one sector to another.

Important Facts about the career of a Company Secretary

  • Opportunity to work with the company’s top management
  • Exposure to various external agencies and regulators
  • You get a broader view of taxation, finance and general management
  • Not many people aware of a CS's role, unlike a doctor or teacher's profile

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