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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Colorado

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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Colorado

Is Colorado a good place for you to work as a Secretary or Administrative Assistant?

15.1% Jobs Projection
$37,360 Median Salary
6,360 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Colorado are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Colorado is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Work in Colorado?

There were approximately 38,610 workers employed as Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 41,420 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 2,810 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in CO Employment Trend

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in CO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 15.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -6.5%.

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

Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 6,360 annual Secretaries and Administrative Assistants job openings in Colorado, and 58,810 total jobs in the year 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 Colorado?

In 2018 wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ranged from $23,810 to $56,380 with $37,360 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.45 to $27.11. The median hourly rate was $17.96.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $17.56 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.40.

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Earnings: CO vs. National Average

Top Colorado 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
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 20,140 $39,490
Colorado Springs, CO 4,710 $34,230
Boulder, CO 2,490 $38,760
Fort Collins, CO 2,270 $35,510
Greeley, CO 1,730 $35,320
Grand Junction, CO 1,160 $34,030
Pueblo, CO 880 $32,930

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 CO Employment Total
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 10,680
Legal Secretaries 3,250

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