Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in California
Is California a good place for you to work as a Secretary or Administrative Assistant?
While jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in California are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.
Employment for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in California is expected to decrease.
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in California earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Work in California?
In California, there were 238,840 people working as Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in the year 2018.
There were 239,080 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 240 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 29,550 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants working in it, which means California has more Secretaries and Administrative Assistants than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state are declining at a rate of 4.5% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 23,450 annual job openings, and a total of 225,400 jobs for California 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 California?
In 2018 wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ranged from $26,430 to $62,310 with $42,250 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.71 to $29.96. The median hourly rate was $20.31.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $19.47 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.84.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California 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|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||92,170||$42,250|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||33,060||$48,140|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||20,030||$38,730|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||19,720||$40,970|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||14,460||$47,060|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||4,740||$39,910|
|Santa Rosa, CA||3,150||$43,520|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||2,400||$44,690|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||2,030||$41,970|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||1,440||$43,410|
|El Centro, CA||650||$40,780|
|Yuba City, CA||490||$37,300|
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|
Below are the states where Secretaries and Administrative Assistants get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$48,220|
Related Careers in CA
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|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants||70,850|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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