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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Massachusetts

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-7% Jobs Projection
$46,440 Median Salary
4,130 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Work in Massachusetts?

There were approximately 41,540 workers employed as Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 43,240 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,700 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in MA Employment Trend

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in MA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Massachusetts

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. MA

Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 4,130 annual job openings, and a total of 40,220 jobs for Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ranged from $31,000 to $63,760 with $46,440 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.91 to $30.65. The median hourly rate was $22.33.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $21.65 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.68.

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Earnings: MA vs. National Average

Top Massachusetts 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
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 33,260 $47,120
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 7,560 $41,940
Springfield, MA-CT 3,670 $42,490
Worcester, MA-CT 3,150 $43,080
Barnstable Town, MA 1,410 $45,160
New Bedford, MA 770 $41,340
Leominster-Gardner, MA 620 $43,860
Pittsfield, MA 350 $38,260

Top States for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Employment

The table below shows the states 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 MA Employment Total
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 22,510
Legal Secretaries 3,920

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