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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Tennessee

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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Tennessee

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

-2% Jobs Projection
$33,720 Median Salary
6,310 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Work in Tennessee?

In 2018, there were 48,410 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants working in the state.

There were 53,690 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 5,280 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in TN Employment Trend

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in TN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state are declining at a rate of 1.5% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

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

Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 6,310 annual Secretaries and Administrative Assistants job openings in Tennessee, and 59,750 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 Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ranged from $21,780 to $50,120 with $33,720 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.47 to $24.1. The median hourly rate was $16.21.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $15.46 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.75.

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Earnings: TN vs. National Average

Top Tennessee 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
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 16,350 $35,490
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 8,890 $35,330
Knoxville, TN 6,810 $33,480
Chattanooga, TN-GA 3,510 $33,140
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 1,790 $31,460
Johnson City, TN 1,530 $34,220
Clarksville, TN-KY 1,360 $30,950
Jackson, TN 1,200 $30,720
Cleveland, TN 690 $30,750
Morristown, TN 630 $29,690

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 TN Employment Total
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 5,870
Legal Secretaries 3,010

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