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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $18.16
Statewide median: $18.65

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$12.78 $16.22 $20.35
Minnesota
$15.35 $18.16 $21.82
Central Minnesota
$15.00 $17.65 $20.88
Northeast Minnesota
$14.00 $17.15 $20.19
Northwest Minnesota
$13.29 $16.11 $19.09
Southeast Minnesota
$14.09 $16.88 $19.68
Southwest Minnesota
$13.00 $15.65 $18.02
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$16.31 $19.29 $22.80

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 26,480 workers employed in this very large career.

Where do Secretaries and Administrative Assistants most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 5,380 new Secretaries and Administrative Assistants to meet market demand between 2012-2022. 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
2012 2022 Number Percent
U S 2,324,400 2,632,300 307,800 13.2%
Minnesota 24,274 26,737 2,463 10.1%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 2,483 2,812 329 13.3%
Northeast Minnesota 1,306 1,384 78 6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 14,958 16,623 1,665 11.1%
Southwest Minnesota 1,673 1,761 88 5.3%
Northwest Minnesota 2,216 2,397 181 8.2%
Southeast Minnesota 1,747 1,884 137 7.8%


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