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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in North Carolina

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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in North Carolina

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

-4% Jobs Projection
$36,330 Median Salary
6,550 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Work in North Carolina?

In 2018, there were 55,380 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants working in the state.

There were 58,410 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 3,030 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in NC Employment Trend

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state are declining at a rate of 3.6% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

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

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 6,550 annual job openings, and a total of 62,630 jobs for North Carolina 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ranged from $25,130 to $49,820 with $36,330 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.08 to $23.95. The median hourly rate was $17.47.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $16.93 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.54.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 13,680 $37,280
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 8,790 $36,140
Raleigh, NC 8,700 $37,190
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 6,120 $40,010
Greensboro-High Point, NC 4,660 $35,700
Winston-Salem, NC 3,350 $36,230
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 2,720 $31,500
Asheville, NC 2,530 $35,150
Wilmington, NC 1,750 $36,040
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,310 $34,190
Greenville, NC 1,220 $35,500
Fayetteville, NC 1,160 $35,270
Rocky Mount, NC 820 $36,210
Burlington, NC 780 $35,450
Jacksonville, NC 440 $34,420
Goldsboro, NC 440 $34,430
New Bern, NC 390 $36,150

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 NC Employment Total
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 14,660
Legal Secretaries 2,060

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