Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
596,080 0.6 % $28.56 $59,400 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.17 $21.62 $27.60 $34.65 $41.00
Annual Wage (2) $35,720 $44,960 $57,410 $72,080 $85,280


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 44,780 1.48 $28.14 $58,530
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 42,530 0.78 $28.12 $58,490
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 39,490 1.81 $23.92 $49,750
Management of Companies and Enterprises 38,050 1.64 $30.74 $63,940
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 32,260 3.52 $32.18 $66,920

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 32,260 3.52 $32.18 $66,920
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 910 3.21 $31.48 $65,480
Grantmaking and Giving Services 3,500 2.45 $28.85 $60,020
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 10,140 2.32 $29.11 $60,550
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 390 2.19 $34.17 $71,080

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 0.16 $36.34 $75,580
Other Information Services 2,340 0.85 $35.16 $73,120
Other Investment Pools and Funds 130 1.86 $34.82 $72,420
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 390 2.19 $34.17 $71,080
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 870 1.68 $33.97 $70,650


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 87,440 9.50 2.27 $33.76 $70,220
California 78,570 4.71 1.13 $32.55 $67,700
Texas 38,960 3.28 0.78 $28.21 $58,670
Illinois 33,050 5.58 1.33 $26.82 $55,770
Florida 32,370 3.85 0.92 $24.29 $50,510




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 87,440 9.50 2.27 $33.76 $70,220
Louisiana 14,770 7.77 1.86 $20.51 $42,660
District of Columbia 5,300 7.49 1.79 $34.05 $70,810
Vermont 2,060 6.74 1.61 $25.64 $53,330
Massachusetts 22,310 6.32 1.51 $29.11 $60,550




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 5,300 7.49 1.79 $34.05 $70,810
Connecticut 7,450 4.50 1.08 $33.82 $70,350
New York 87,440 9.50 2.27 $33.76 $70,220
California 78,570 4.71 1.13 $32.55 $67,700
Maryland 9,540 3.58 0.86 $32.48 $67,570



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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 67,510 10.09 2.41 $35.07 $72,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 23,680 5.34 1.28 $33.13 $68,910
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 20,840 5.69 1.36 $27.74 $57,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 13,700 5.44 1.30 $33.81 $70,320
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 12,960 7.04 1.68 $31.20 $64,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 11,670 4.45 1.07 $28.81 $59,930
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 9,850 7.56 1.81 $33.33 $69,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,710 3.31 0.79 $29.91 $62,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,460 4.90 1.17 $27.97 $58,190
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 8,860 7.94 1.90 $37.07 $77,100


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 1,100 11.07 2.65 $27.56 $57,320
Springfield, IL 1,090 10.20 2.44 $28.15 $58,540
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 67,510 10.09 2.41 $35.07 $72,960
Iowa City, IA 920 10.03 2.40 $24.10 $50,120
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 4,290 9.57 2.29 $29.15 $60,640
Alexandria, LA 570 9.47 2.26 $18.52 $38,520
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 5,230 9.46 2.26 $22.09 $45,950
Lawrence, KS 440 8.96 2.14 $25.61 $53,270
Bloomington, IL 790 8.86 2.12 $25.01 $52,010
Manhattan, KS 330 8.85 2.12 $19.43 $40,410