Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff. Excludes "Secretaries" (43-6012 through 43-6014).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,132,070 0.4 % $22.05 $45,860 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.82 $16.79 $20.92 $26.32 $32.21
Annual Wage (2) $28,740 $34,920 $43,520 $54,750 $67,000


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 84,500 2.98 $21.48 $44,680
Local Government (OES Designation) 78,880 1.41 $22.64 $47,090
State Government (OES Designation) 53,800 2.34 $20.78 $43,230
Elementary and Secondary Schools 51,400 0.60 $21.65 $45,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50,270 2.64 $23.79 $49,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 20,460 6.14 $27.05 $56,260
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 15,040 5.45 $19.77 $41,120
Grantmaking and Giving Services 6,560 5.31 $21.66 $45,050
Land Subdivision 2,640 5.06 $24.99 $51,980
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 830 4.48 $22.10 $45,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 50 0.01 $29.49 $61,340
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,440 0.92 $28.57 $59,420
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,400 0.07 $27.81 $57,840
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 240 3.25 $27.47 $57,140
Other Financial Investment Activities 20,460 6.14 $27.05 $56,260


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 168,420 12.03 1.35 $23.92 $49,760
New York 107,290 12.86 1.44 $26.51 $55,130
Texas 93,100 9.23 1.04 $21.82 $45,380
Florida 69,550 9.79 1.10 $19.66 $40,890
Illinois 58,400 10.56 1.19 $21.90 $45,550




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 12,320 19.27 2.16 $24.23 $50,400
Vermont 3,850 13.41 1.51 $20.38 $42,390
New York 107,290 12.86 1.44 $26.51 $55,130
Alaska 3,810 12.38 1.39 $22.96 $47,750
California 168,420 12.03 1.35 $23.92 $49,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 20,450 5.43 0.61 $26.59 $55,300
New York 107,290 12.86 1.44 $26.51 $55,130
Maryland 21,300 8.65 0.97 $25.24 $52,490
Connecticut 16,230 10.15 1.14 $25.13 $52,260
Massachusetts 35,980 11.54 1.30 $24.71 $51,410

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 71,950 14.44 1.62 $28.16 $58,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50,330 13.19 1.48 $23.77 $49,440
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 39,330 11.10 1.25 $22.66 $47,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 29,130 13.24 1.49 $21.50 $44,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 27,050 11.82 1.33 $25.51 $53,060
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 25,180 10.08 1.13 $22.82 $47,460
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 24,310 14.66 1.65 $25.71 $53,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 19,410 9.69 1.09 $22.69 $47,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 18,750 11.14 1.25 $20.37 $42,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 18,410 10.97 1.23 $22.09 $45,960




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Durham, NC 5,640 21.12 2.37 $20.85 $43,370
Topeka, KS 2,160 20.33 2.28 $16.21 $33,710
Tallahassee, FL 3,190 20.13 2.26 $17.03 $35,420
Jefferson City, MO 1,410 19.65 2.21 $16.43 $34,170
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 1,560 18.80 2.11 $21.07 $43,830
Springfield, IL 1,950 18.47 2.07 $24.44 $50,830
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 16,150 17.02 1.91 $27.70 $57,610
Olympia, WA 1,510 16.08 1.81 $24.43 $50,810
Austin-Round Rock, TX 12,180 16.03 1.80 $23.65 $49,180
Ann Arbor, MI 2,780 14.80 1.66 $21.06 $43,800