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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Alabama

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-7% Jobs Projection
$34,650 Median Salary
4,860 Job Openings

While jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Alabama are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Alabama is expected to decrease.

  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Alabama earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Work in Alabama?

46,100 people worked as Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in 2018 in this state.

There were 45,730 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 370 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in AL Employment Trend

The typical state has 29,550 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants working in it, which means Alabama has more Secretaries and Administrative Assistants than average.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in AL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Alabama

Jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state are declining at a rate of 7.2% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -6.5%.

Job Projections for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: Nation vs. AL

Alabama Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 4,860 annual job openings, and a total of 47,310 jobs for Alabama Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 244,300 annual jobs and 2,371,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Make in Alabama?

In 2018 wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ranged from $23,550 to $50,550 with $34,650 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.32 to $24.3. The median hourly rate was $16.66.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $16.2 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.46.

The median salary in Alabama is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Earnings: AL vs. National Average

Top Alabama Metros for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Secretaries and Administrative Assistants.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 12,740 $36,480
Mobile, AL 4,740 $35,310
Huntsville, AL 4,730 $36,480
Montgomery, AL 3,990 $35,050
Tuscaloosa, AL 2,380 $35,440
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 2,100 $32,560
Columbus, GA-AL 1,820 $31,610
Decatur, AL 1,400 $31,010
Auburn-Opelika, AL 1,300 $33,280
Dothan, AL 1,280 $34,150
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 1,230 $31,250
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 940 $32,640
Gadsden, AL 700 $33,590

Top States for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Employment

View the list below to see where most Secretaries and Administrative Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 238,840 $42,250
New York 178,520 $40,110
Texas 176,480 $34,250
Florida 142,550 $33,540
Pennsylvania 93,280 $35,300
Missouri 69,510 $33,750
Illinois 67,780 $36,200
Georgia 66,330 $33,420
Ohio 66,030 $35,550
New Jersey 62,790 $41,400
Maryland 56,670 $40,230
Michigan 55,410 $35,920
North Carolina 55,380 $36,330
Tennessee 48,410 $33,720
Alabama 46,100 $34,650
Arizona 44,980 $34,680
Massachusetts 41,540 $46,440
Virginia 41,390 $37,890
Colorado 38,610 $37,360
South Carolina 34,550 $34,790

Below are the states where Secretaries and Administrative Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $48,220
Massachusetts $46,440
Connecticut $45,260
Rhode Island $42,710
California $42,250
Washington $41,970
New Jersey $41,400
Alaska $41,150
Maryland $40,230
New York $40,110

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Occupation AL Employment Total
Legal Secretaries 3,930
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 3,210

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