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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
542,690 0.6 % $30.25 $62,920 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.22 $23.09 $29.27 $36.45 $43.91
Annual Wage (2) $37,890 $48,020 $60,890 $75,820 $91,330


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 44,710 1.45 $28.78 $59,850
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40,450 0.73 $30.25 $62,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises 35,150 1.43 $32.67 $67,950
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 32,150 1.48 $25.86 $53,780
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 27,430 2.92 $35.00 $72,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 27,430 2.92 $35.00 $72,790
Grantmaking and Giving Services 3,560 2.47 $30.74 $63,930
Other Investment Pools and Funds 210 2.15 $35.80 $74,460
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 470 2.12 $31.57 $65,670
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,070 2.00 $30.02 $62,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 1,830 0.19 $41.41 $86,140
Other Personal Services 680 0.19 $40.44 $84,110
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 850 0.57 $37.80 $78,620
Other Information Services 2,750 0.85 $37.00 $76,960
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 900 0.25 $36.67 $76,270


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)
New York 91,240 9.58 2.59 $35.31 $73,450
California 65,800 3.79 1.02 $34.61 $71,990
Texas 40,110 3.23 0.87 $28.54 $59,370
Illinois 27,980 4.64 1.26 $28.86 $60,030
Florida 25,160 2.86 0.77 $25.64 $53,330




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)
New York 91,240 9.58 2.59 $35.31 $73,450
District of Columbia 5,560 7.69 2.08 $35.56 $73,970
Louisiana 14,010 7.29 1.97 $21.01 $43,690
Massachusetts 23,510 6.49 1.76 $30.67 $63,800
South Dakota 2,660 6.27 1.70 $19.40 $40,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 5,560 7.69 2.08 $35.56 $73,970
New York 91,240 9.58 2.59 $35.31 $73,450
Connecticut 7,390 4.44 1.20 $35.29 $73,410
California 65,800 3.79 1.02 $34.61 $71,990
Maryland 9,070 3.36 0.91 $33.60 $69,900





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 89,860 9.31 2.52 $35.89 $74,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 23,750 3.81 1.03 $33.47 $69,620
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 22,010 4.71 1.27 $29.63 $61,630
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 18,630 6.66 1.80 $31.62 $65,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 15,680 4.93 1.34 $35.07 $72,950
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 14,770 5.98 1.62 $39.66 $82,480
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,520 3.15 0.85 $29.92 $62,220
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 10,410 3.62 0.98 $31.71 $65,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,090 3.31 0.90 $31.69 $65,920
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,910 2.92 0.79 $30.72 $63,900