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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers. Excludes legal, medical, and executive secretaries (43-6011 through 43-6013).


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)
2,038,340 0.4 % $18.84 $39,180 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.66 $14.47 $18.12 $22.84 $27.68
Annual Wage (2) $24,250 $30,100 $37,690 $47,510 $57,570


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)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 240,960 2.80 $18.67 $38,830
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 120,140 2.17 $20.80 $43,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 119,940 3.88 $19.79 $41,170
Real Estate 83,610 5.02 $17.60 $36,620
Employment Services 72,520 1.97 $18.51 $38,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

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 3,010 10.40 $17.97 $37,380
Religious Organizations 15,000 7.45 $16.69 $34,700
Other Investment Pools and Funds 710 7.42 $19.72 $41,010
Death Care Services 8,930 6.52 $16.35 $34,020
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 24,930 5.69 $19.81 $41,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 800 0.13 $28.47 $59,230
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 10,810 0.54 $25.01 $52,030
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 160 0.86 $24.78 $51,530
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 230 0.10 $24.29 $50,520
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 240 1.24 $24.17 $50,280


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 227,540 13.09 0.94 $21.58 $44,880
Texas 168,070 13.52 0.97 $17.38 $36,160
New York 166,810 17.52 1.26 $20.43 $42,490
Florida 129,470 14.72 1.06 $17.34 $36,070
Pennsylvania 89,510 15.17 1.09 $18.05 $37,540




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 Mexico 28,990 35.20 2.54 $16.95 $35,250
Alabama 47,030 23.82 1.72 $17.40 $36,190
Kansas 29,110 20.91 1.51 $16.47 $34,260
Maryland 54,130 20.04 1.44 $20.27 $42,150
District of Columbia 14,250 19.69 1.42 $24.52 $51,010




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 14,250 19.69 1.42 $24.52 $51,010
Connecticut 27,450 16.48 1.19 $23.23 $48,320
Massachusetts 41,790 11.54 0.83 $23.01 $47,870
California 227,540 13.09 0.94 $21.58 $44,880
Washington 33,910 10.22 0.74 $21.32 $44,340





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 160,640 16.64 1.20 $20.94 $43,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 91,330 14.64 1.05 $21.57 $44,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 44,970 14.14 1.02 $23.04 $47,910
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 44,550 9.53 0.69 $20.02 $41,640
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 43,260 11.83 0.85 $18.46 $38,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 43,180 15.01 1.08 $20.29 $42,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40,550 13.28 0.96 $18.87 $39,240
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 40,060 15.16 1.09 $17.84 $37,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 39,700 14.47 1.04 $17.40 $36,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 33,390 11.93 0.86 $23.27 $48,410