Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
755,210 0.5 % $24.94 $51,870 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.43 $18.96 $23.70 $29.96 $36.04
Annual Wage (2) $32,090 $39,430 $49,290 $62,310 $74,970


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 53,810 1.84 $23.42 $48,720
Local Government (OES Designation) 53,570 0.98 $25.09 $52,180
State Government (OES Designation) 47,490 2.17 $21.42 $44,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises 42,130 1.98 $27.32 $56,830
Elementary and Secondary Schools 32,770 0.40 $23.55 $48,990

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 17,600 4.38 $30.99 $64,460
Grantmaking and Giving Services 4,270 3.28 $25.12 $52,240
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 620 3.06 $27.04 $56,250
Land Subdivision 1,210 3.05 $27.78 $57,770
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 13,430 3.03 $28.04 $58,330

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 2.65 $32.61 $67,830
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 340 1.99 $31.30 $65,100
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,000 2.01 $31.21 $64,920
Other Financial Investment Activities 17,600 4.38 $30.99 $64,460
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,800 0.48 $30.87 $64,220


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 103,040 7.00 1.23 $28.00 $58,230
New York 68,420 7.92 1.39 $31.76 $66,050
Texas 64,540 5.91 1.04 $24.71 $51,390
Florida 48,220 6.47 1.14 $21.31 $44,320
Illinois 40,600 7.12 1.25 $24.03 $49,990




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 9,340 14.03 2.46 $28.24 $58,740
Alaska 3,470 10.76 1.89 $25.06 $52,120
Massachusetts 25,860 7.94 1.39 $26.43 $54,970
New York 68,420 7.92 1.39 $31.76 $66,050
Louisiana 14,330 7.60 1.33 $18.62 $38,740




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 68,420 7.92 1.39 $31.76 $66,050
Connecticut 10,540 6.45 1.13 $29.20 $60,730
New Jersey 17,640 4.62 0.81 $29.14 $60,610
District of Columbia 9,340 14.03 2.46 $28.24 $58,740
Maryland 15,860 6.26 1.10 $28.21 $58,680





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 50,680 9.67 1.70 $32.54 $67,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 29,140 7.33 1.29 $27.70 $57,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 28,430 7.68 1.35 $24.96 $51,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 21,400 9.04 1.59 $29.28 $60,900
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 17,530 6.36 1.12 $26.14 $54,380
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 16,260 9.30 1.63 $27.69 $57,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 15,350 6.65 1.17 $24.80 $51,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 15,100 8.43 1.48 $24.25 $50,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 13,970 6.50 1.14 $25.86 $53,780
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 11,420 7.86 1.38 $27.47 $57,140