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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 3,340490$18.19/hr$12.76/hr$15.09/hr$17.78/hr$21.11/hr$24.90/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining60$18.87/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,720$19.73/hr
Financial Activities3,560$19.03/hr
Professional and Business Services5,070$19.38/hr
Education and Health Services11,070$19.58/hr
Leisure and Hospitality490$17.49/hr
Other Services2,020$18.75/hr
Public Administration1,380$22.93/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 530$19.08/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 570$18.22/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 680$20.43/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 760$18.37/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 1,150$20.03/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,410$19.34/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,490$18.35/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,650$19.56/hr-9.4%
Rochester MN MSA 1,770$17.00/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 2,050$19.32/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 2,060$18.22/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 2,330$19.01/hr-11.0%
Northwest Balance of State 2,540$18.56/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 3,070$18.51/hr-5.2%
Central Minnesota 3,320$20.69/hr-2.4%
Southeast Minnesota 3,340$17.78/hr-8.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 19,030$20.94/hr-7.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 20,880$20.94/hrN/A
Minnesota 32,660$20.01/hr-7.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 7,290$22.84/hr6.3%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 10,720$28.59/hr-17.2%
Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 3,390$25.75/hr-20.0%
Correspondence Clerks N/A$22.72/hr3.1%
Office Clerks, General 52,080$18.44/hr-2.4%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,790$22.52/hr7.0%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,170$21.52/hr-3.4%
Procurement Clerks 1,120$20.96/hr-3.8%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,900$14.83/hr5.2%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,480$24.85/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.