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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Virginia

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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Virginia

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

-4% Jobs Projection
$37,890 Median Salary
4,200 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Work in Virginia?

In 2018, there were 41,390 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants working in the state.

There were 42,560 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in VA Employment Trend

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in VA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state are declining at a rate of 4.5% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

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

Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 4,200 annual job openings, and 40,350 total jobs in 2026 for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 244,300 annual jobs and 2,371,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Make in Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ranged from $24,450 to $57,840 with $37,890 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.76 to $27.81. The median hourly rate was $18.22.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $17.7 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.52.

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

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Earnings: VA vs. National Average

Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 47,810 $44,800
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 8,790 $36,140
Richmond, VA 7,210 $37,740
Roanoke, VA 2,020 $32,990
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 1,790 $31,460
Charlottesville, VA 1,260 $40,280
Lynchburg, VA 1,060 $31,160
Winchester, VA-WV 840 $36,820
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 760 $32,630
Harrisonburg, VA 750 $33,610
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 440 $35,060

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 VA Employment Total
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 12,430
Legal Secretaries 2,160

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