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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, and handling information requests, as well as performing routine administrative 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 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Industry profile for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Geographic profile for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

National estimates for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
503,390 0.6 % $ 31.36 $ 65,230 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.92 $ 23.98 $ 30.34 $ 37.70 $ 45.59
Annual Wage (2) $ 39,350 $ 49,890 $ 63,110 $ 78,410 $ 94,830


Industry profile for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 44,900 1.48 $ 29.48 $ 61,320
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 37,990 0.70 $ 31.10 $ 64,690
Management of Companies and Enterprises 32,590 1.35 $ 33.80 $ 70,310
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 30,700 1.40 $ 27.10 $ 56,360
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 24,750 2.63 $ 36.97 $ 76,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Investment Pools and Funds 280 2.64 $ 33.27 $ 69,200
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 24,750 2.63 $ 36.97 $ 76,900
Grantmaking and Giving Services 3,610 2.50 $ 31.85 $ 66,250
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,000 2.07 $ 30.41 $ 63,260
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 410 1.95 $ 32.66 $ 67,920

Top paying industries for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 1,900 0.20 $ 45.76 $ 95,180
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 44.72 $ 93,030
Other Personal Services 620 0.21 $ 44.44 $ 92,440
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 900 0.24 $ 38.75 $ 80,600
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 620 0.47 $ 38.54 $ 80,160


Geographic profile for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 86,290 9.93 2.74 $ 36.73 $ 76,410
California 61,110 3.72 1.03 $ 36.56 $ 76,050
Texas 39,800 3.29 0.91 $ 29.29 $ 60,910
Illinois 24,610 4.37 1.21 $ 29.46 $ 61,290
Florida 22,040 2.61 0.72 $ 26.67 $ 55,480




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 86,290 9.93 2.74 $ 36.73 $ 76,410
District of Columbia 5,540 8.06 2.23 $ 36.11 $ 75,110
Louisiana 11,320 6.28 1.74 $ 21.47 $ 44,650
South Dakota 2,580 6.26 1.73 $ 20.08 $ 41,760
Massachusetts 20,830 6.22 1.72 $ 32.15 $ 66,880




Top paying states for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 86,290 9.93 2.74 $ 36.73 $ 76,410
California 61,110 3.72 1.03 $ 36.56 $ 76,050
District of Columbia 5,540 8.06 2.23 $ 36.11 $ 75,110
Connecticut 6,920 4.49 1.24 $ 35.76 $ 74,370
New Jersey 20,160 5.33 1.47 $ 34.19 $ 71,120





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

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 86,350 9.77 2.70 $ 37.21 $ 77,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 21,240 3.65 1.01 $ 34.95 $ 72,690
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 18,920 4.34 1.20 $ 30.50 $ 63,430
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 16,730 6.43 1.78 $ 33.19 $ 69,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 14,850 4.91 1.36 $ 36.10 $ 75,090
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 14,130 6.06 1.68 $ 41.43 $ 86,180
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,720 3.27 0.90 $ 30.42 $ 63,260
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 9,940 3.69 1.02 $ 33.47 $ 69,620
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,830 2.97 0.82 $ 31.59 $ 65,720
Austin-Round Rock, TX 8,090 7.68 2.12 $ 29.65 $ 61,670




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ithaca, NY 950 20.74 5.73 $ 29.66 $ 61,700
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 86,350 9.77 2.70 $ 37.21 $ 77,390
Springfield, IL 960 9.73 2.69 $ 29.04 $ 60,400
Jefferson City, MO 670 9.22 2.55 $ 22.00 $ 45,750
Champaign-Urbana, IL 820 8.59 2.37 $ 31.14 $ 64,780
Iowa City, IA 740 8.58 2.37 $ 24.75 $ 51,490
Alexandria, LA 460 8.09 2.24 $ 18.35 $ 38,180
Ames, IA 350 7.94 2.19 $ 23.24 $ 48,340
Lawrence, KS 350 7.87 2.18 $ 25.19 $ 52,400
Topeka, KS 820 7.80 2.15 $ 21.41 $ 44,540