Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
666,490 0.5 % $26.66 $55,460 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.26 $20.24 $25.66 $32.18 $38.22
Annual Wage (2) $33,830 $42,100 $53,370 $66,940 $79,500


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 51,240 1.72 $25.28 $52,580
Local Government (OES Designation) 45,180 0.84 $26.11 $54,300
Management of Companies and Enterprises 42,820 1.90 $29.00 $60,320
State Government (OES Designation) 41,860 1.90 $23.22 $48,300
Elementary and Secondary Schools 28,660 0.34 $25.46 $52,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 16,740 3.79 $32.42 $67,430
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 15,500 3.47 $29.01 $60,340
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 150 3.07 $33.12 $68,900
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 700 3.02 $26.74 $55,610
Grantmaking and Giving Services 3,790 2.78 $27.77 $57,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 50 0.03 $35.59 $74,020
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 290 1.72 $33.86 $70,430
Satellite Telecommunications 70 1.04 $33.45 $69,570
Other Information Services 1,870 0.80 $33.36 $69,390
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 150 3.07 $33.12 $68,900


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 90,800 5.86 1.21 $29.47 $61,290
New York 77,430 8.62 1.78 $32.75 $68,110
Texas 46,300 4.00 0.83 $26.66 $55,450
Florida 39,760 5.02 1.04 $23.62 $49,120
Illinois 38,440 6.57 1.36 $24.99 $51,980



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)
District of Columbia 7,180 10.63 2.20 $30.57 $63,580
New York 77,430 8.62 1.78 $32.75 $68,110
Alaska 2,750 8.39 1.74 $27.60 $57,410
Vermont 2,270 7.48 1.55 $23.88 $49,670
Louisiana 14,490 7.47 1.55 $19.59 $40,740



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 77,430 8.62 1.78 $32.75 $68,110
Connecticut 8,970 5.40 1.12 $32.55 $67,700
Maryland 10,790 4.16 0.86 $31.16 $64,820
District of Columbia 7,180 10.63 2.20 $30.57 $63,580
New Jersey 17,030 4.36 0.90 $30.42 $63,280




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 60,580 9.35 1.93 $33.65 $69,990
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 24,180 6.77 1.40 $26.21 $54,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 23,730 5.78 1.20 $29.15 $60,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,390 6.78 1.40 $31.44 $65,390
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 15,410 8.75 1.81 $29.58 $61,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,220 5.73 1.19 $26.32 $54,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,270 4.19 0.87 $28.49 $59,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 12,020 6.39 1.32 $25.78 $53,610
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 10,100 9.98 2.07 $33.22 $69,110
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 10,100 6.63 1.37 $27.82 $57,860