Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

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Total Workforce
199k
Average Age
46.7
Average Salary
$60,415
Average Male Salary
$72,233
Average Female Salary
$59,541

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 $60,415 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants by wage are Speechlanguage pathologists, Transportation inspectors, and Logisticians.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants are Astoria & Long Island City PUMA, NY, Stratford, Shelton, Trumbull, Newtown & Monroe Towns PUMA, CT, and LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants are Astoria & Long Island City PUMA, NY, LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA, and Stratford, Shelton, Trumbull, Newtown & Monroe Towns PUMA, CT.

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 Other schools & instruction and educational support services. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants are paid most in Richmond District PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Astoria & Long Island City PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$60,415
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,162

In 2018, Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants earned an average of $60,415, $6,527 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Speechlanguage pathologists make somewhat more than Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants while Logisticians 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

0.273
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.273, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants, by average wage, are Other schools & instruction and educational support services, Home health care services, and Scientific research & development services.

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Industries by Share

199k
2018 Workforce
± 10,944

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  5.52%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 4.48% and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments with 3.88%.

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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 40.1 and of female Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants is 47.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

13.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,873
185k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 10,561

93.1% of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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)

71.5% of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.67% 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 Gender

40.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.75
47.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.727

The median age of Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants is 46.7, and Male employees are generally 7.12 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 Legal.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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