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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in New York

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

-2% Jobs Projection
$40,110 Median Salary
22,500 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Work in New York?

178,520 people worked as Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in 2018 in this state.

There were 187,490 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 8,970 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in NY Employment Trend

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in NY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state are declining at a rate of 2.1% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

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

New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 22,500 annual Secretaries and Administrative Assistants job openings in New York, and 213,800 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ranged from $25,430 to $59,550 with $40,110 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.23 to $28.63. The median hourly rate was $19.28.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.95 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.33.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Earnings: NY vs. National Average

Top New York 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 168,860 $41,630
Rochester, NY 10,850 $36,380
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 9,980 $36,390
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 9,260 $41,320
Syracuse, NY 6,070 $38,360
Utica-Rome, NY 2,490 $35,410
Binghamton, NY 1,900 $35,370
Ithaca, NY 1,780 $47,840
Kingston, NY 1,390 $38,030
Glens Falls, NY 910 $32,990
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 730 $33,330
Elmira, NY 660 $34,250

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 NY Employment Total
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 92,120
Legal Secretaries 15,440

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