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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
Southwest Minnesota 2,25061$20.95/hr$14.84/hr$18.72/hr$19.42/hr$24.04/hr$26.85/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining100$15.34/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,100$23.86/hr
Financial Activities3,660$22.59/hr
Professional and Business Services5,480$22.06/hr
Education and Health Services10,690$23.88/hr
Leisure and Hospitality240$19.21/hr
Other Services1,590$22.87/hr
Public Administration1,220$24.29/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 500$22.87/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 540$19.59/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 680$19.64/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 730$19.49/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 940$23.13/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 1,120$22.90/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,300$19.79/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,550$21.62/hr-8.9%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,580$19.47/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,600$19.18/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,880$19.59/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 2,220$21.42/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 2,250$19.42/hr-9.9%
Southeast Minnesota 2,440$20.69/hr-8.2%
Northwest Minnesota 2,680$21.42/hr-8.5%
Central Minnesota 3,100$23.53/hr-9.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 17,280$24.22/hr-9.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 18,970$24.22/hrN/A
Minnesota 30,730$23.80/hr-9.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 6,690$24.68/hr3.3%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 10,140$31.55/hr-20.1%
Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 16,320$23.61/hr7.1%
Office Clerks, General 52,900$19.71/hr-3.3%
Correspondence Clerks N/AN/AN/A
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,140$24.18/hr-5.1%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 5,430$24.47/hr-1.3%
Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,680$30.77/hr-21.3%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,810$25.27/hr-14.4%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 15,010$18.07/hr-0.1%

  • Open, read, route, and distribute incoming mail or other materials and answer routine letters.
  • Establish work procedures or schedules and keep track of the daily work of clerical staff.
  • Greet visitors or callers and handle their inquiries or direct them to the appropriate persons according to their needs.
  • Take dictation in shorthand or by machine and transcribe information.
  • Make copies of correspondence or other printed material.
  • Prepare and mail checks.
  • Locate and attach appropriate files to incoming correspondence requiring replies.
  • Use computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
  • 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.