Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
2,281,120 0.3 % $16.92 $35,200 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.03 $12.80 $16.31 $20.52 $24.77
Annual Wage (2) $20,870 $26,630 $33,910 $42,690 $51,520


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 231,000 2.76 $17.06 $35,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 126,350 4.24 $18.12 $37,690
Local Government (OES Designation) 117,380 2.19 $18.66 $38,820
Employment Services 88,540 2.47 $16.41 $34,130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 64,420 1.22 $18.12 $37,690

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 40,770 14.08 $15.18 $31,580
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 2,850 12.35 $16.49 $34,290
Religious Organizations 16,940 8.96 $14.72 $30,620
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 32,250 7.48 $17.77 $36,970
Death Care Services 9,300 6.90 $14.11 $29,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 750 0.12 $27.49 $57,170
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 380 2.23 $23.79 $49,470
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,380 0.77 $23.40 $48,660
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,640 0.54 $22.26 $46,300
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 5,380 0.91 $22.14 $46,050


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 212,200 13.69 0.83 $19.26 $40,050
New York 197,290 21.96 1.33 $18.69 $38,880
Texas 181,390 15.67 0.95 $15.76 $32,790
Florida 173,050 21.83 1.32 $15.42 $32,080
Pennsylvania 107,280 18.79 1.14 $16.38 $34,070



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 21,500 26.94 1.63 $15.25 $31,720
Missouri 69,410 25.59 1.55 $15.27 $31,760
Maryland 61,960 23.86 1.44 $18.51 $38,490
Alabama 44,410 23.58 1.43 $16.21 $33,710
Colorado 55,660 22.71 1.37 $17.64 $36,690



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 14,080 20.82 1.26 $22.84 $47,510
Massachusetts 44,200 13.01 0.79 $20.95 $43,570
Connecticut 31,770 19.14 1.16 $20.32 $42,270
New Jersey 61,270 15.68 0.95 $19.58 $40,730
California 212,200 13.69 0.83 $19.26 $40,050




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 125,360 19.35 1.17 $19.62 $40,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60,010 14.62 0.88 $19.31 $40,160
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 44,380 12.43 0.75 $18.19 $37,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 43,160 14.73 0.89 $17.28 $35,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 36,860 15.25 0.92 $20.99 $43,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 34,770 14.02 0.85 $17.34 $36,060
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 33,010 25.87 1.56 $18.72 $38,950
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 31,360 13.46 0.81 $17.16 $35,700
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 31,170 23.71 1.43 $18.41 $38,280
St. Louis, MO-IL 30,940 23.39 1.41 $16.37 $34,060