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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, and handling information requests, as well as performing routine administrative 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 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Industry profile for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Geographic profile for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

National estimates for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
466,910 1.1 % $ 32.15 $ 66,870 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.57 $ 23.43 $ 29.84 $ 37.55 $ 47.25
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,620 $ 48,720 $ 62,060 $ 78,110 $ 98,280


Industry profile for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 39,870 1.34 $ 29.59 $ 61,540
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 36,340 0.68 $ 31.99 $ 66,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises 29,610 1.17 $ 35.77 $ 74,400
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 28,350 1.29 $ 28.30 $ 58,870
Elementary and Secondary Schools 24,740 0.31 $ 30.39 $ 63,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 630 2.67 $ 31.48 $ 65,480
Grantmaking and Giving Services 3,460 2.48 $ 33.79 $ 70,290
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 20,840 2.17 $ 39.82 $ 82,830
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 890 1.97 $ 32.07 $ 66,700
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 350 1.80 $ 33.87 $ 70,450

Top paying industries for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,480 0.95 $ 45.84 $ 95,350
Inland Water Transportation 90 0.34 $ 42.71 $ 88,840
Other Information Services 1,780 0.49 $ 42.10 $ 87,570
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 1,530 0.40 $ 40.65 $ 84,560
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 340 1.65 $ 40.49 $ 84,230


Geographic profile for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

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



Map of employment of executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 82,600 9.53 2.87 $ 38.25 $ 79,560
California 57,520 3.48 1.05 $ 36.17 $ 75,230
Texas 33,820 2.77 0.83 $ 30.79 $ 64,040
Florida 22,490 2.61 0.79 $ 25.39 $ 52,800
Illinois 21,730 3.87 1.17 $ 29.91 $ 62,210


Map of location quotient of executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 82,600 9.53 2.87 $ 38.25 $ 79,560
District of Columbia 5,340 8.07 2.43 $ 38.20 $ 79,460
Kansas 9,980 7.45 2.25 $ 24.40 $ 50,740
Massachusetts 19,230 5.67 1.71 $ 33.64 $ 69,970
Louisiana 9,790 5.46 1.65 $ 23.99 $ 49,900


Map of annual mean wages of executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 82,600 9.53 2.87 $ 38.25 $ 79,560
District of Columbia 5,340 8.07 2.43 $ 38.20 $ 79,460
Hawaii 890 1.63 0.49 $ 36.31 $ 75,530
California 57,520 3.48 1.05 $ 36.17 $ 75,230
Connecticut 5,840 3.71 1.12 $ 36.09 $ 75,070



Map of employment of executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 80,410 9.27 2.80 $ 38.49 $ 80,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 20,960 3.67 1.11 $ 33.21 $ 69,090
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 15,510 3.66 1.11 $ 31.08 $ 64,650
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 15,070 5.83 1.76 $ 34.76 $ 72,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 13,850 4.72 1.43 $ 37.60 $ 78,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 12,160 5.42 1.64 $ 42.03 $ 87,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 9,480 2.64 0.80 $ 32.56 $ 67,730
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 8,330 3.40 1.02 $ 23.88 $ 49,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,010 4.40 1.33 $ 32.73 $ 68,090
Austin-Round Rock, TX 7,710 7.18 2.17 $ 30.60 $ 63,640


Map of location quotient of executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Springfield, IL 1,060 10.97 3.31 $ 29.92 $ 62,240
Topeka, KS 1,050 9.86 2.98 $ 22.03 $ 45,810
Lawrence, KS 450 9.79 2.96 $ 24.55 $ 51,070
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 80,410 9.27 2.80 $ 38.49 $ 80,060
Champaign-Urbana, IL 840 8.54 2.58 $ 31.42 $ 65,360
Santa Fe, NM 480 8.45 2.55 $ 29.84 $ 62,060
Iowa City, IA 730 8.33 2.51 $ 26.33 $ 54,760
Manhattan, KS 290 7.88 2.38 $ 22.94 $ 47,710
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 3,050 7.27 2.19 $ 34.43 $ 71,610
Austin-Round Rock, TX 7,710 7.18 2.17 $ 30.60 $ 63,640