Occupational Employment Statistics


43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers. Excludes legal, medical, and executive secretaries (43-6011 through 43-6013).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 3,000173$17.99/hr$12.26/hr$14.45/hr$17.81/hr$21.45/hr$24.51/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining90$17.54/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,910$18.78/hr
Financial Activities3,390$19.33/hr
Professional and Business Services4,750$18.71/hr
Education and Health Services9,830$19.38/hr
Leisure and Hospitality370$17.84/hr
Other Services2,240$18.62/hr
Public Administration1,720$23.30/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 510$19.04/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 520$18.31/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 640$17.94/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 690$20.00/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 1,220$19.47/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,330$17.91/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,550$18.24/hr-9.4%
Southwest Balance of State 1,690$17.66/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 1,870$16.52/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,980$18.79/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 2,110$18.24/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 2,320$18.47/hr-11.0%
Northwest Balance of State 2,660$17.71/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 3,000$17.81/hr-5.2%
Central Minnesota 3,380$20.17/hr-2.4%
Southeast Minnesota 3,470$17.19/hr-8.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 18,080$21.08/hr-7.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 19,840$21.02/hrN/A
Minnesota 31,920$19.72/hr-7.3%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 3,990$22.02/hr6.3%
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 12,510$26.92/hr-17.2%
Legal Secretaries 3,530$25.56/hr-20.0%
Correspondence Clerks 30$20.60/hr3.1%
Office Clerks, General 55,140$17.90/hr-2.4%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,230$21.65/hr7.0%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 4,280$21.17/hr-3.4%
Procurement Clerks 1,330$20.49/hr-3.8%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,980$14.73/hr5.2%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,550$24.46/hr-1.2%

  • Open, read, route, and distribute incoming mail or other materials and answer routine letters.
  • Set up and manage paper or electronic filing systems, recording information, updating paperwork, or maintaining documents, such as attendance records, correspondence, or other material.
  • Use computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
  • Maintain scheduling and event calendars.
  • Make copies of correspondence or other printed material.
  • Answer telephones and give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals.
  • Greet visitors or callers and handle their inquiries or direct them to the appropriate persons according to their needs.
  • Operate office equipment, such as fax machines, copiers, or phone systems and arrange for repairs when equipment malfunctions.
  • Operate electronic mail systems and coordinate the flow of information, internally or with other organizations.
  • Create, maintain, and enter information into databases.