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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: $18.43
Statewide median: $18.88

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$12.94 $16.49 $20.75
Minnesota
$15.44 $18.43 $22.37
Central Minnesota
$14.96 $17.84 $21.31
Northeast Minnesota
$14.38 $17.32 $20.42
Northwest Minnesota
$13.33 $16.33 $19.73
Southeast Minnesota
$14.08 $17.13 $20.16
Southwest Minnesota
$13.85 $16.51 $18.94
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$16.39 $19.69 $23.4

* "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 29190 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 low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 3320 new Secretaries and Administrative Assistants to meet market demand between 2014-2024. 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
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 2457000 2521100 64000 2.6%
Minnesota 31071 31112 41 0.1%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Northwest Minnesota 2216 2397 181 8.2%
Southwest Minnesota 1673 1761 88 5.3%
Southeast Minnesota 1747 1884 137 7.8%
Central Minnesota 2483 2812 329 13.3%
Northeast Minnesota 1306 1384 78 6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 14958 16623 1665 11.1%


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