Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
2,207,220 0.3 % $16.59 $34,500 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.89 $12.59 $15.98 $20.05 $24.19
Annual Wage (2) $20,570 $26,180 $33,240 $41,710 $50,320


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 226,300 2.72 $16.85 $35,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 116,670 3.97 $17.81 $37,040
Local Government (OES Designation) 112,360 2.11 $18.14 $37,730
Employment Services 81,350 2.36 $16.07 $33,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 63,500 1.21 $17.78 $36,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 38,190 13.42 $14.80 $30,780
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 2,580 11.66 $15.92 $33,120
Religious Organizations 17,180 9.12 $14.57 $30,310
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 31,610 7.41 $17.35 $36,090
Death Care Services 9,350 6.94 $13.85 $28,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 740 0.12 $26.87 $55,900
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 380 2.17 $23.50 $48,880
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 17,020 0.86 $23.22 $48,300
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,900 0.59 $21.62 $44,970
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 5,880 0.97 $21.57 $44,860


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 206,900 13.68 0.84 $18.71 $38,920
New York 193,460 21.96 1.34 $18.24 $37,930
Texas 172,540 15.37 0.94 $15.30 $31,820
Florida 164,680 21.48 1.32 $14.91 $31,020
Pennsylvania 107,360 18.99 1.16 $16.00 $33,290



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 20,450 25.95 1.59 $14.65 $30,470
Colorado 59,570 25.16 1.54 $17.25 $35,870
Maryland 61,670 24.11 1.48 $18.30 $38,070
Alabama 44,400 23.91 1.46 $16.01 $33,310
Mississippi 24,600 22.49 1.38 $14.17 $29,480



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 13,740 20.36 1.25 $22.58 $46,960
Massachusetts 45,310 13.64 0.83 $20.53 $42,700
Connecticut 31,990 19.43 1.19 $19.34 $40,230
New Jersey 61,530 15.90 0.97 $19.19 $39,910
California 206,900 13.68 0.84 $18.71 $38,920




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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 106,520 19.76 1.21 $19.19 $39,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 58,300 14.37 0.88 $18.49 $38,460
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 46,090 12.28 0.75 $17.77 $36,950
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 40,610 14.28 0.87 $16.42 $34,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 36,770 15.46 0.95 $20.79 $43,250
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 35,310 18.97 1.16 $17.66 $36,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 33,980 14.23 0.87 $17.11 $35,590
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 32,580 25.82 1.58 $18.28 $38,020
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 31,190 23.53 1.44 $18.22 $37,910
Baltimore-Towson, MD 30,770 23.77 1.46 $18.01 $37,460