Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

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2019 Workforce
254k
Average Age
47.3
Estimated Job Growth
−20.4%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$63,036
Average Male Salary
$131,821
Average Female Salary
$59,509

About

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants are most often employed by the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges industry. The average yearly wage for Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants was $63,036 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants by wage are Respiratory therapists, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, and Occupational therapists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants are Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town PUMA, NY, West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA, and Westchester County (Southeast) PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants are Fulton County (Central)Atlanta City (Central) PUMA, GA, Westchester County (Southeast) PUMA, NY, and West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants and on wages and locations for those in the field. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is the industry that employs the most Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants are paid most in Burbank City PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Fulton County (Central)Atlanta City (Central) PUMA, GA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$63,036
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,418

In 2019, Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants earned an average of $63,036, $7,512 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Occupational therapists make somewhat more than Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants while Respiratory therapists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.305
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.305, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants, by average wage, are National security & international affairs, Software publishing, and Offices of physicians.

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Industries by Share

254k
2019 Workforce
± 12,356
27.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.76%

The number of people employed as Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants has been growing at a rate of 27.5%, from 198,954 people in 2018 to 253,721 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants employed by various industries. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges employs the largest share of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants at  5.01%, followed by Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments with 4.31% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 3.91%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants in the US. The average age of male Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants in the workforce is 42.6 and of female Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants is 47.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

12.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,731
241k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 12,052

95.1% of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

71.4% of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.29% of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants.

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Age by Sex

42.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.05
47.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.622

The median age of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants is 47.3, and Male employees are generally 4.86 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants is Business but a relatively high number of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants hold a major in Communications.

Majors

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants are expected to see a growth of −20.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−20.4%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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