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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 55080$25.24/hr$19.78/hr$21.52/hr$24.11/hr$28.52/hr$33.05/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities480$29.87/hr
Financial Activities1,630$28.91/hr
Professional and Business Services2,780$31.37/hr
Education and Health Services3,160$24.98/hr
Leisure and Hospitality100$24.77/hr
Other Services310$27.81/hr
Public AdministrationN/A$30.60/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$27.15/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 70$25.49/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 90$25.45/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 100$25.08/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 200$25.04/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 240$24.12/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 270$24.57/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 280$25.68/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 310$27.59/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 320$23.76/hr-14.2%
Southwest Minnesota 320$24.54/hr-22.7%
Northwest Balance of State 330$23.89/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 340$24.01/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 360$27.28/hr-15.2%
Southeast Minnesota 550$24.11/hr-16.3%
Central Minnesota 650$26.23/hr-15.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,570$29.50/hr-16.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 8,780$29.42/hrN/A
Minnesota 10,720$28.59/hr-17.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Correspondence Clerks N/A$22.72/hr3.1%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,660$20.01/hr-7.3%
Office Clerks, General 52,080$18.44/hr-2.4%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,900$14.83/hr5.2%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,170$21.52/hr-3.4%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,480$24.85/hr-1.2%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 5,580$26.80/hr13.3%
Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 3,390$25.75/hr-20.0%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,790$22.52/hr7.0%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 7,290$22.84/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.