Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
631,610 0.6 % $27.84 $57,910 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.77 $21.04 $26.86 $33.74 $39.94
Annual Wage (2) $34,880 $43,770 $55,860 $70,190 $83,070


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 50,080 1.67 $26.97 $56,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 44,080 0.82 $27.01 $56,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises 41,530 1.80 $30.24 $62,890
State Government (OES Designation) 39,460 1.80 $23.99 $49,900
Elementary and Secondary Schools 26,430 0.31 $26.42 $54,960

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 and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 16,430 3.67 $29.71 $61,790
Other Financial Investment Activities 16,370 3.58 $33.47 $69,610
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 840 3.51 $28.59 $59,480
Grantmaking and Giving Services 3,710 2.67 $28.66 $59,610
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 10,610 2.47 $28.44 $59,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 160 0.17 $35.59 $74,020
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 360 2.04 $34.39 $71,540
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,330 0.79 $34.22 $71,180
Other Information Services 2,240 0.88 $33.69 $70,080
Securities and Commodity Exchanges (8) (8) $33.50 $69,680


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 86,740 5.43 1.21 $31.28 $65,060
New York 82,790 9.10 2.02 $33.86 $70,430
Texas 41,800 3.56 0.79 $27.57 $57,340
Illinois 36,590 6.20 1.38 $26.19 $54,480
Florida 36,010 4.38 0.97 $24.51 $50,970




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 82,790 9.10 2.02 $33.86 $70,430
District of Columbia 6,140 8.74 1.94 $32.78 $68,180
Louisiana 14,640 7.62 1.69 $20.33 $42,300
Vermont 2,130 7.00 1.56 $24.62 $51,210
Massachusetts 23,150 6.69 1.49 $29.00 $60,320




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 82,790 9.10 2.02 $33.86 $70,430
Connecticut 8,220 4.93 1.10 $33.43 $69,520
District of Columbia 6,140 8.74 1.94 $32.78 $68,180
Maryland 9,760 3.70 0.82 $31.76 $66,060
New Jersey 16,770 4.24 0.94 $31.29 $65,080





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 64,950 9.86 2.19 $35.01 $72,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 24,880 5.89 1.31 $31.51 $65,540
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 23,270 6.40 1.42 $27.32 $56,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 14,430 5.79 1.29 $32.76 $68,140
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 13,900 7.71 1.71 $31.09 $64,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 12,530 4.91 1.09 $27.67 $57,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,910 3.72 0.83 $29.14 $60,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 10,190 5.33 1.19 $27.41 $57,010
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 9,700 9.28 2.06 $35.57 $73,980
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 9,620 7.48 1.66 $33.43 $69,540