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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

This career: $17.90
Statewide median: $18.15

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

Area Low Median High
U S
$9.91 $15.99 $24.03
Minnesota
$12.34 $17.90 $25.04
Central Minnesota
$12.30 $17.11 $22.83
Northeast Minnesota
$10.43 $16.91 $22.72
Northwest Minnesota
$11.09 $15.96 $22.10
Southeast Minnesota
$11.49 $16.29 $22.69
Southwest Minnesota
$10.05 $15.15 $19.99
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$13.23 $19.13 $26.39

"Low" indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 23,050 workers employed in this very large career.

Where do Secretaries and Administrative Assistants most often work?

 

Current Demand

This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 2,230 new Secretaries and Administrative Assistants to meet market demand between 2010-2020. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
  Employment Employment Change
2010 2020 Number Percent
U S 2,032,200 2,150,800 118,500 5.8%
Minnesota 13,307 13,761 454 3.4%
  2010 2020 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 1,261 1,369 108 8.6%
Northeast Minnesota 806 813 7 0.9%
Northwest Minnesota 1,209 1,248 39 3.2%
Southeast Minnesota 1,135 1,191 56 4.9%
Southwest Minnesota 879 876 -3 -0.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,027 8,279 252 3.1%


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