Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Texas
Considering a career as a Secretary or Administrative Assistant in Texas?
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.
The typical state has 29,550 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants working in it, which means Texas has more Secretaries and Administrative Assistants than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|Corpus Christi, TX||2,580||$33,020|
|Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX||2,210||$30,850|
|College Station-Bryan, TX||2,110||$31,640|
|Wichita Falls, TX||890||$28,000|
|San Angelo, TX||710||$29,800|
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|
Below are the states where Secretaries and Administrative Assistants get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$48,220|
Related Careers in TX
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|Occupation||TX Employment Total|
|Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants||38,050|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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