Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
713,730 0.5 % $25.76 $53,590 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.78 $19.54 $24.65 $31.00 $37.09
Annual Wage (2) $32,830 $40,650 $51,270 $64,480 $77,150


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 52,440 1.78 $24.22 $50,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 50,310 0.95 $25.45 $52,940
State Government (OES Designation) 45,340 2.08 $22.55 $46,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises 43,070 1.95 $28.30 $58,870
Elementary and Secondary Schools 32,000 0.39 $24.06 $50,050

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 17,390 4.09 $31.40 $65,320
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 220 3.33 $33.16 $68,980
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 14,450 3.26 $28.61 $59,510
Grantmaking and Giving Services 4,240 3.20 $26.49 $55,100
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 11,340 2.66 $26.45 $55,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 30 0.02 $35.02 $72,830
Satellite Telecommunications 60 0.71 $34.14 $71,000
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 220 3.33 $33.16 $68,980
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 280 1.61 $32.89 $68,400
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 720 0.50 $32.22 $67,020


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 99,740 6.60 1.25 $28.70 $59,700
New York 74,700 8.48 1.61 $32.17 $66,910
Texas 54,180 4.83 0.91 $25.52 $53,080
Florida 45,510 5.94 1.12 $22.37 $46,520
Illinois 39,760 6.90 1.31 $24.52 $51,000



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 7,850 11.63 2.20 $29.40 $61,150
Alaska 3,180 9.77 1.85 $26.10 $54,280
New York 74,700 8.48 1.61 $32.17 $66,910
Massachusetts 26,670 8.03 1.52 $27.04 $56,250
Vermont 2,270 7.54 1.43 $23.82 $49,540



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 74,700 8.48 1.61 $32.17 $66,910
Connecticut 9,980 6.06 1.15 $30.43 $63,300
New Jersey 16,830 4.35 0.82 $29.98 $62,360
Maryland 12,970 5.07 0.96 $29.63 $61,630
District of Columbia 7,850 11.63 2.20 $29.40 $61,150




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 55,020 10.21 1.93 $33.08 $68,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 27,290 7.27 1.38 $25.24 $52,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 27,090 6.68 1.26 $28.16 $58,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 17,230 7.24 1.37 $30.28 $62,990
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 16,580 9.23 1.75 $28.32 $58,910
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 15,240 5.36 1.01 $27.20 $56,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,220 5.95 1.13 $25.52 $53,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 13,850 7.59 1.44 $24.86 $51,720
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 11,790 10.85 2.05 $33.76 $70,230
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,250 5.03 0.95 $26.88 $55,900