Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

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Total Workforce
2.56M
Average Age
46.9
Average Salary
$35,330
Average Male Salary
$43,483
Average Female Salary
$34,802

About

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive are most often employed by the Elementary & secondary schools industry. The average yearly wage for Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive was $35,330 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive by wage are Food processing workers, all other, Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers, and Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive are Norman, Oklahoma City (South) & Moore Cities PUMA, OK, Co-op City, Pelham Bay & Schuylerville PUMA, NY, and Carolina Municipio (Norte) PUMA, PR. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive are Carolina Municipio (Norte) PUMA, PR, Co-op City, Pelham Bay & Schuylerville PUMA, NY, and San Juan Municipio (Este) PUMA, PR.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive, by average wage, is Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers. Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive are paid most in Norwalk, Westport & Darien Towns PUMA, CT but are relatively concentrated in Carolina Municipio (Norte) PUMA, PR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$35,330
AVERAGE SALARY
± $449

In 2018, Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive earned an average of $35,330, $18,559 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic make somewhat more than Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive while Food processing workers, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.341
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.341, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (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 Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Construction, and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive, by average wage, are Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers, Cut and sew, and apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing, and Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

2.56M
2018 Workforce
± 38,963

This graphic shows the share of Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive at  10.5%, followed by Construction with 7.09% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 5.78%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive in the US. The average age of male Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive in the workforce is 40.1 and of female Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive is 47.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

156k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 9,688
2.41M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 37,780

93.9% of Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

72.3% of Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.63% of Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive.

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Age by Gender

40.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.941
47.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.227

The median age of Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive is 46.9, and Male employees are generally 7.27 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive is Business but a relatively high number of Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive 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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