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Want to work in Florida as a Secretary or Administrative Assistant? Read this first!

2.1% Jobs Projection
$33,540 Median Salary
20,590 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Florida is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Work in Florida?

In Florida, there were 142,550 people working as Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in the year 2018.

There were 157,460 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 14,910 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in FL Employment Trend

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in FL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 2.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -6.5%.

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

Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 20,590 annual job openings, and 191,970 total jobs in 2026 for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state.

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

What do Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Make in Florida?

In 2018 wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ranged from $20,960 to $51,280 with $33,540 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.08 to $24.65. The median hourly rate was $16.13.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $15.75 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.38.

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Earnings: FL vs. National Average

Top Florida 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
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 46,200 $34,780
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 21,050 $34,180
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 19,170 $33,510
Jacksonville, FL 9,570 $33,830
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 5,520 $33,370
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 4,330 $34,020
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 3,800 $30,120
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 3,770 $31,820
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 3,410 $34,390
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 3,000 $31,000
Tallahassee, FL 2,890 $34,850
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 2,580 $35,520
Port St. Lucie, FL 2,340 $31,790
Ocala, FL 1,790 $28,430
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 1,770 $31,450
Gainesville, FL 1,590 $31,830
Panama City, FL 1,490 $31,930
Punta Gorda, FL 1,090 $33,060
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 940 $32,110
Homosassa Springs, FL 660 $27,750
Sebring, FL 490 $27,200
The Villages, FL 390 $32,630

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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