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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Georgia

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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Georgia

Considering a career as a Secretary or Administrative Assistant in Georgia?

-3% Jobs Projection
$33,420 Median Salary
6,740 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Work in Georgia?

In Georgia, there were 66,330 people working as Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in the year 2018.

There were 62,500 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 3,830 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in GA Employment Trend

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in GA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Georgia

Jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state are declining at a rate of 3.1% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

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

Georgia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 6,740 annual Secretaries and Administrative Assistants job openings in Georgia, and 64,310 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 Georgia?

In 2018 wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ranged from $20,720 to $50,540 with $33,420 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.96 to $24.3. The median hourly rate was $16.07.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $16.26 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.19.

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Earnings: GA vs. National Average

Top Georgia 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
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 39,560 $35,420
Chattanooga, TN-GA 3,510 $33,140
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 3,450 $34,000
Savannah, GA 2,210 $32,740
Columbus, GA-AL 1,820 $31,610
Athens-Clarke County, GA 1,720 $33,940
Macon, GA 1,640 $30,620
Gainesville, GA 1,380 $32,630
Valdosta, GA 1,060 $27,180
Albany, GA 1,060 $29,730
Dalton, GA 1,020 $33,670
Warner Robins, GA 870 $30,120
Brunswick, GA 850 $31,270
Rome, GA 650 $31,930
Hinesville, GA 200 $33,730

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 GA Employment Total
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 13,760
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