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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Texas

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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Texas

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

0.4% Jobs Projection
$34,250 Median Salary
19,970 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Texas is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Work in Texas?

In 2018, there were 176,480 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants working in the state.

There were 180,730 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 4,250 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in TX Employment Trend

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 0.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -6.5%.

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

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 19,970 annual Secretaries and Administrative Assistants job openings in Texas, and 187,580 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ranged from $21,130 to $51,510 with $34,250 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.16 to $24.77. The median hourly rate was $16.47.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $16.08 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.39.

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 46,500 $37,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 42,710 $35,900
Austin-Round Rock, TX 17,880 $36,240
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 12,990 $34,320
El Paso, TX 4,300 $28,040
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 3,890 $28,360
Corpus Christi, TX 2,580 $33,020
Lubbock, TX 2,390 $31,980
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 2,210 $30,850
Killeen-Temple, TX 2,190 $28,800
College Station-Bryan, TX 2,110 $31,640
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 2,040 $25,660
Waco, TX 1,820 $30,490
Tyler, TX 1,790 $31,710
Amarillo, TX 1,720 $31,510
Laredo, TX 1,720 $28,570
Longview, TX 1,380 $31,880
Midland, TX 1,350 $37,190
Abilene, TX 1,320 $30,410
Odessa, TX 1,230 $33,460
Wichita Falls, TX 890 $28,000
Texarkana, TX-AR 760 $30,010
San Angelo, TX 710 $29,800
Victoria, TX 680 $29,810
Sherman-Denison, TX 670 $29,760

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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