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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
570,530 0.7 % $29.59 $61,550 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.76 $22.37 $28.53 $35.80 $42.94
Annual Wage (2) $36,950 $46,530 $59,340 $74,460 $89,310


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 44,560 1.46 $28.82 $59,950
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40,600 0.74 $29.40 $61,140
Management of Companies and Enterprises 37,210 1.57 $31.91 $66,360
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 37,140 1.71 $24.68 $51,330
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 32,210 3.46 $33.64 $69,970

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 32,210 3.46 $33.64 $69,970
Grantmaking and Giving Services 3,250 2.28 $30.45 $63,330
Other Investment Pools and Funds 190 2.24 $39.02 $81,160
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 610 2.23 $30.33 $63,080
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 480 2.14 $31.36 $65,240

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) 2,180 0.22 $39.93 $83,050
Other Investment Pools and Funds 190 2.24 $39.02 $81,160
Other Personal Services 940 0.27 $38.63 $80,360
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 850 1.65 $36.89 $76,730
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 890 0.58 $36.63 $76,180


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 92,120 9.81 2.49 $34.63 $72,040
California 70,850 4.17 1.06 $34.42 $71,590
Texas 38,050 3.14 0.80 $28.57 $59,430
Illinois 30,140 5.03 1.28 $28.21 $58,670
Florida 29,680 3.45 0.87 $24.89 $51,780




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 92,120 9.81 2.49 $34.63 $72,040
Louisiana 15,410 8.05 2.04 $20.75 $43,160
District of Columbia 5,600 7.86 2.00 $34.66 $72,090
South Dakota 2,820 6.68 1.69 $18.76 $39,030
Massachusetts 22,510 6.30 1.60 $29.88 $62,150




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 5,600 7.86 2.00 $34.66 $72,090
New York 92,120 9.81 2.49 $34.63 $72,040
California 70,850 4.17 1.06 $34.42 $71,590
Connecticut 7,580 4.57 1.16 $33.99 $70,690
New Jersey 17,940 4.43 1.12 $32.86 $68,360





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 89,210 9.39 2.38 $35.53 $73,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 28,100 4.59 1.16 $34.18 $71,090
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 23,010 4.96 1.26 $29.09 $60,500
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 17,240 6.25 1.58 $31.11 $64,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 16,070 5.13 1.30 $34.64 $72,050
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 14,100 5.83 1.48 $38.87 $80,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 10,920 3.83 0.97 $30.82 $64,100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10,460 2.93 0.74 $29.89 $62,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 10,160 3.79 0.96 $30.29 $63,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 10,050 5.13 1.30 $28.03 $58,290