Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
803,040 0.5 % $24.14 $50,220 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.05 $18.28 $22.84 $28.91 $35.35
Annual Wage (2) $31,310 $38,030 $47,500 $60,130 $73,530


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 61,590 2.12 $22.82 $47,460
Local Government (OES Designation) 54,650 1.00 $24.50 $50,960
State Government (OES Designation) 48,170 2.19 $21.05 $43,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises 39,730 1.98 $26.42 $54,950
Elementary and Secondary Schools 35,130 0.42 $22.82 $47,460

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 15,890 4.46 $30.27 $62,960
Grantmaking and Giving Services 4,830 3.78 $23.81 $49,520
Other Investment Pools and Funds 1,250 3.09 $27.16 $56,490
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 14,000 3.09 $27.31 $56,800
Land Subdivision 1,270 3.07 $27.31 $56,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 170 2.48 $31.40 $65,320
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,020 2.08 $30.73 $63,930
Other Financial Investment Activities 15,890 4.46 $30.27 $62,960
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,930 0.54 $30.03 $62,470
Postal Service 100 0.02 $29.58 $61,530


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 108,970 7.62 1.24 $27.01 $56,180
Texas 72,510 6.85 1.11 $23.89 $49,680
New York 67,920 7.95 1.29 $31.20 $64,890
Florida 49,720 6.84 1.11 $20.60 $42,860
Illinois 42,420 7.52 1.22 $23.06 $47,970




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 9,740 14.90 2.42 $26.85 $55,840
Alaska 3,010 9.43 1.53 $23.96 $49,850
Massachusetts 26,310 8.22 1.33 $26.52 $55,160
Minnesota 21,460 8.12 1.32 $22.74 $47,290
New York 67,920 7.95 1.29 $31.20 $64,890




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 67,920 7.95 1.29 $31.20 $64,890
New Jersey 17,730 4.67 0.76 $28.47 $59,210
Connecticut 10,650 6.57 1.07 $28.42 $59,120
Maryland 17,000 6.77 1.10 $27.10 $56,360
California 108,970 7.62 1.24 $27.01 $56,180





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 50,550 9.80 1.59 $32.06 $66,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 30,470 7.87 1.28 $27.10 $56,370
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 29,820 8.19 1.33 $23.98 $49,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 22,020 9.40 1.52 $27.61 $57,430
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 19,790 7.49 1.22 $25.43 $52,900
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 16,960 9.91 1.61 $27.79 $57,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 16,940 7.49 1.22 $23.79 $49,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 16,090 9.20 1.49 $23.58 $49,050
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 15,460 7.37 1.20 $24.52 $51,000
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 11,590 8.22 1.33 $26.85 $55,850