Legal secretaries and administrative assistants

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Total Workforce
62.9k
Average Age
47.8
Average Salary
$48,238
Average Male Salary
$40,268
Average Female Salary
$48,780

About

Legal secretaries and administrative assistants are most often employed by the Legal services industry. The average yearly wage for Legal secretaries and administrative assistants was $48,238 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Legal secretaries and administrative assistants by wage are Social workers, all other, Surgical technologists, and Maintenance & repair workers, general.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Legal secretaries and administrative assistants are Bowie City, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville & Lanham PUMA, MD. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Legal secretaries and administrative assistants are Bowie City, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville & Lanham PUMA, MD.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Legal secretaries and administrative assistants and on wages and locations for those in the field. Legal services is the industry that employs the most Legal secretaries and administrative assistants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Legal secretaries and administrative assistants, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Legal secretaries and administrative assistants are paid most in Bowie City, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville & Lanham PUMA, MD but are relatively concentrated in Bowie City, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville & Lanham PUMA, MD.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$48,238
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,935

In 2018, Legal secretaries and administrative assistants earned an average of $48,238, $5,650 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Surgical technologists make somewhat more than Legal secretaries and administrative assistants while Social workers, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Legal secretaries and administrative assistants as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.263
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Legal secretaries and administrative assistants had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.263, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Legal secretaries and 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 Legal secretaries and administrative assistants.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Legal secretaries and administrative assistants

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Legal secretaries and administrative assistants, by number of employees, are Legal services, Justice, public order, & safety activities , and Executive offices & legislative bodies.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Legal secretaries and administrative assistants, by average wage, are National security & international affairs, Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers , and Insurance carriers.

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Industries by Share

62.9k
2018 Workforce
± 6,158

This graphic shows the share of Legal secretaries and administrative assistants employed by various industries. Legal services employs the largest share of Legal secretaries and administrative assistants at  75%, followed by Justice, public order, & safety activities  with 7.45% and Executive offices & legislative bodies with 2.61%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Legal secretaries and administrative assistants in the US. The average age of male Legal secretaries and administrative assistants in the workforce is 36.4 and of female Legal secretaries and administrative assistants is 48.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Legal secretaries and administrative assistants is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

4.01k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 1,554
58.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,958

93.6% of Legal secretaries and administrative assistants are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Legal secretaries and administrative assistants.

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Race & Ethnicity

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

69.6% of Legal secretaries and administrative assistants are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.5% of Legal secretaries and administrative assistants, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Legal secretaries and administrative assistants.

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Age by Gender

36.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 5.23
48.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.38

The median age of Legal secretaries and administrative assistants is 47.8, and Male employees are generally 12.2 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

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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