Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
2,165,310 0.3 % $18.28 $38,030 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.09 $13.91 $17.61 $22.23 $26.93
Annual Wage (2) $23,060 $28,930 $36,630 $46,230 $56,010


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 241,470 2.83 $18.31 $38,080
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 123,000 2.24 $20.33 $42,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 116,530 3.83 $19.44 $40,440
Real Estate 89,610 5.54 $17.00 $35,360
Employment Services 75,550 2.06 $17.91 $37,250

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 3,460 12.59 $19.97 $41,540
Other Investment Pools and Funds 710 8.36 $19.45 $40,450
Religious Organizations 15,230 7.75 $16.41 $34,140
Death Care Services 9,390 6.85 $15.96 $33,190
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 25,890 5.96 $19.06 $39,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 760 0.12 $28.18 $58,610
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 12,080 0.60 $24.85 $51,700
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 190 1.00 $23.06 $47,960
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 360 1.98 $22.96 $47,760
Natural Gas Distribution 1,040 0.95 $22.88 $47,590


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 238,840 14.04 0.94 $20.99 $43,670
New York 178,520 19.02 1.27 $19.80 $41,190
Texas 176,480 14.57 0.97 $17.09 $35,550
Florida 142,550 16.56 1.11 $16.86 $35,080
Pennsylvania 93,280 15.95 1.07 $17.35 $36,080




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 27,800 34.25 2.29 $16.69 $34,710
Missouri 69,510 24.78 1.66 $16.83 $35,010
Alabama 46,100 23.71 1.59 $17.15 $35,670
Kansas 29,550 21.49 1.44 $16.26 $33,820
Alaska 6,730 21.33 1.43 $20.41 $42,450




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 14,670 20.59 1.38 $24.11 $50,140
Massachusetts 41,540 11.63 0.78 $22.57 $46,940
Connecticut 30,140 18.16 1.21 $22.34 $46,470
California 238,840 14.04 0.94 $20.99 $43,670
Washington 33,950 10.42 0.70 $20.80 $43,260





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 168,860 17.78 1.19 $20.41 $42,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 92,170 15.06 1.01 $20.95 $43,570
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 47,900 10.32 0.69 $19.11 $39,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 47,810 15.25 1.02 $21.99 $45,730
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 46,500 13.03 0.87 $18.42 $38,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 46,200 17.84 1.19 $17.47 $36,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 43,030 15.10 1.01 $19.35 $40,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 42,710 14.32 0.96 $18.09 $37,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 39,560 14.74 0.99 $17.41 $36,210
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 33,260 12.06 0.81 $22.79 $47,410