Occupational Employment Statistics


43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff. Excludes "Secretaries" (43-6012 through 43-6014).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 51050$24.30/hr$17.41/hr$20.84/hr$23.81/hr$26.77/hr$33.28/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities710$27.86/hr
Financial Activities2,030$26.89/hr
Professional and Business Services2,820$29.77/hr
Education and Health Services3,390$24.21/hr
Leisure and Hospitality100$24.46/hr
Other Services330$28.15/hr
Public Administration1,830$25.46/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 90$23.82/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 110$26.20/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$23.93/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 260$21.12/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 290$24.38/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 320$23.46/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 330$24.23/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 380$24.52/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 430$23.85/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 440$24.52/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 440$24.43/hr-15.2%
Southwest Minnesota 450$24.39/hr-22.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 450$23.79/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 510$23.81/hr-14.2%
Southeast Minnesota 660$23.73/hr-16.3%
Central Minnesota 810$24.50/hr-15.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,680$28.03/hr-16.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 10,050$27.85/hrN/A
Minnesota 12,510$26.92/hr-17.2%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Correspondence Clerks 30$20.60/hr3.1%
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,920$19.72/hr-7.3%
Office Clerks, General 55,140$17.90/hr-2.4%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,980$14.73/hr5.2%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 4,280$21.17/hr-3.4%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,550$24.46/hr-1.2%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 4,890$26.81/hr13.3%
Legal Secretaries 3,530$25.56/hr-20.0%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,230$21.65/hr7.0%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 3,990$22.02/hr6.3%

  • Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email.
  • Read and analyze incoming memos, submissions, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution.
  • Perform general office duties, such as ordering supplies, maintaining records management database systems, and performing basic bookkeeping work.
  • Answer phone calls and direct calls to appropriate parties or take messages.
  • Coordinate and direct office services, such as records, departmental finances, budget preparation, personnel issues, and housekeeping, to aid executives.
  • Answer phone calls and direct calls to appropriate parties or take messages.
  • Manage and maintain executives' schedules.
  • Provide clerical support to other departments.
  • Manage and maintain executives' schedules.
  • File and retrieve corporate documents, records, and reports.