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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: $20.94
Statewide median: $23.00

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$15.34 $19.12 $24.04
Minnesota
$17.19 $20.94 $24.82
Central Minnesota
$18.16 $21.66 $24.85
Northeast Minnesota
$16.77 $20.23 $23.79
Northwest Minnesota
$15.88 $19.33 $23.17
Southeast Minnesota
$15.96 $18.69 $22.41
Southwest Minnesota
$16.52 $19.52 $23.63
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$17.68 $21.71 $25.53

* "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 32,730 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 shrinking.

There will be a need for about 32,990 new Secretaries and Administrative Assistants to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 2,382,500 2,170,000 -212,500 -8.9%
2020 2030 Number Percent
Minnesota 35,718 32,374 -3,344 -9.4%
2018 2028 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 3,705 3,500 -205 -5.5%
Northeast Minnesota 1,751 1,534 -217 -12.4%
Northwest Minnesota 3,446 3,170 -276 -8%
Southeast Minnesota 3,885 3,560 -325 -8.4%
Southwest Minnesota 2,564 2,315 -249 -9.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 19,560 17,863 -1,697 -8.7%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.




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