Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
952,030 0.4 % $23.13 $48,120 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.58 $17.56 $21.91 $27.74 $34.14
Annual Wage (2) $30,320 $36,520 $45,580 $57,700 $71,020


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 72,090 1.30 $23.29 $48,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70,570 2.47 $22.28 $46,330
State Government (OES Designation) 50,020 2.20 $21.13 $43,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises 43,190 2.27 $25.19 $52,400
Elementary and Secondary Schools 41,480 0.49 $22.53 $46,870

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 17,870 5.21 $28.40 $59,070
Grantmaking and Giving Services 5,490 4.31 $23.10 $48,050
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 11,550 4.29 $20.62 $42,890
Land Subdivision 1,740 3.64 $25.00 $51,990
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 15,170 3.62 $23.85 $49,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 200 2.73 $31.40 $65,310
Postal Service 90 0.01 $30.39 $63,210
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,370 0.87 $29.03 $60,390
Motion Picture and Video Industries 3,730 1.06 $28.58 $59,450
Other Financial Investment Activities 17,870 5.21 $28.40 $59,070


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 139,790 9.96 1.34 $25.20 $52,420
New York 82,970 9.84 1.33 $29.00 $60,310
Texas 82,400 8.00 1.08 $22.84 $47,510
Florida 59,200 8.28 1.12 $20.22 $42,050
Illinois 47,120 8.45 1.14 $22.44 $46,680




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 11,930 18.50 2.49 $25.56 $53,160
Alaska 3,580 11.44 1.54 $23.79 $49,490
Vermont 2,980 10.26 1.38 $21.16 $44,000
California 139,790 9.96 1.34 $25.20 $52,420
New York 82,970 9.84 1.33 $29.00 $60,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 82,970 9.84 1.33 $29.00 $60,310
New Jersey 19,140 5.08 0.68 $27.57 $57,340
Connecticut 13,010 8.08 1.09 $26.66 $55,460
Massachusetts 30,660 9.71 1.31 $26.07 $54,220
Maryland 20,580 8.30 1.12 $25.83 $53,730





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 59,020 11.66 1.57 $30.37 $63,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 42,350 11.08 1.49 $25.04 $52,070
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 31,890 8.90 1.20 $23.42 $48,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 25,450 11.01 1.48 $26.60 $55,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 22,380 10.04 1.35 $22.54 $46,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 22,150 8.68 1.17 $23.89 $49,700
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 20,910 12.48 1.68 $27.12 $56,420
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 17,420 8.52 1.15 $23.71 $49,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 16,980 9.92 1.34 $22.75 $47,330
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 14,830 10.69 1.44 $25.08 $52,160