Highest Paying Industries for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Securities and Commodity Exchanges28.1158460
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank27.4657120
Postal Service (federal government)26.9756090
Natural Gas Distribution25.3852800
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing25.352630
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned25.2152430
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing25.252410
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage24.8351640
Tobacco Manufacturing24.7451460
Software Publishers24.651180
Other Information Services24.4150760
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences24.3450620
Cable and Other Subscription Programming24.350540
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing24.2950520
Scientific Research and Development Services24.1550230
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities24.1250170
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing24.0950110
Wired Telecommunications Carriers23.8649640
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution23.8649620
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing23.8149530
Federal government, including the US Postal Service23.749310
Other Financial Investment Activities23.749300
Federal Executive Branch23.5448970
Rail Transportation23.4648790
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)23.3548570
Communications Equipment Manufacturing23.3448550
Telecommunications23.348460
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media23.2948440
Management of Companies and Enterprises23.2448350
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing23.1848220
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing23.1248080
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities23.0647950
Other Investment Pools and Funds22.9547740
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles22.947630
Utilities22.8847600
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds22.8347500
Computer Systems Design and Related Services22.2346240
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing22.2146190
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing22.246180
Insurance Carriers22.1746120
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services22.1546080
Oil and Gas Extraction22.0545860
Depository Credit Intermediation21.9745690
Information21.9145580
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing21.7745280
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities21.7745270
Sound Recording Industries21.7545240
Metal Ore Mining21.644930
Nondepository Credit Intermediation21.644930
Scheduled Air Transportation21.5344780
Chemical Manufacturing21.5244770
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries21.4744650
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers21.4544610
Air Transportation21.4444600
Motion Picture and Video Industries21.4244560
Finance and Insurance21.4244550
Publishing Industries (except Internet)21.4144530
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services21.3244350
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing21.2944280
Nonscheduled Air Transportation21.1844060
Support Activities for Water Transportation21.1243940
Spectator Sports21.0543780
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation21.0343750
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations21.0243730
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing21.0143700
Legal Services20.9743620
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers20.9643600
Footwear Manufacturing20.9243520
Basic Chemical Manufacturing20.8843420
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation20.8743420
Engineering Services20.8143280
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers20.7543170
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation20.7543150
Household Appliance Manufacturing20.7343110
Grantmaking and Giving Services20.6442920
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills20.6242880
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services20.5842800
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing20.5742780
Satellite Telecommunications20.442440
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)20.442440
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing20.442430
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing20.3642350
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned20.3642340
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals20.3542330
Land Subdivision20.3442310
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing20.3342280
Television Broadcasting20.3142240
Ship and Boat Building20.2942210
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing20.2642140
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing20.2542120
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services20.2542120
Federal, State, and Local Government20.2442110
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service20.2442110
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing20.2342080
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas20.2342070
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services20.2242050
Hardware Manufacturing20.1942000
Mining20.0841770
Water Transportation20.0641720
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers20.0241640
Broadcasting (except Internet)20.0241640
Specialty hospitals, State government owned19.9741530
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing19.9141420
Pipeline Transportation19.8841340
Paper Manufacturing19.8441270
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing19.8241230
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations19.7741120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)19.7541080
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing19.7341050
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil19.7341040
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers19.7341030
Specialized Design Services19.7241010
Urban Transit Systems19.740970
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing19.6840940
Other Telecommunications19.6740920
Dairy Product Manufacturing19.6640890
Other Insurance Related Activities19.6340830
Manufacturing19.5540660
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing19.5440650
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing19.5440650
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals19.5240610
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing19.5140580
Other Food Manufacturing19.540560
Other schools and instruction, Local government owned19.4740490
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers19.4540450
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing19.4140380
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing19.3940330
Educational Services, Privately owned19.3940330
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing19.3740290
Junior colleges, Local government owned19.340130
Beverage Manufacturing19.2640060
Radio and Television Broadcasting19.2540050
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water19.2339990
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries19.2239970
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)19.1939920
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities19.1939910
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing19.1739880
State government, including schools and hospitals19.1639850
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing19.1339780
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing19.139730
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills19.0939710
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing19.0939710
Casino Hotels19.0939700
Nonresidential Building Construction19.0539630
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned19.0539630
Machinery Manufacturing19.0539620
Couriers and Express Delivery Services19.0539620
Social Advocacy Organizations19.0539620
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing19.0339590
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers19.0339590
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service19.0339580
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned19.0339570
Miscellaneous Manufacturing1939530
Educational Support Services, Privately owned1939510
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned18.9839470
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing18.9639440
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing18.9639430
Office Administrative Services18.9539410
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned18.9539410
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing18.9339380
Junior colleges, Privately owned18.9139330
Educational Services, State government owned18.9139320
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing18.939300
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)18.8839260
Forging and Stamping18.8639220
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events18.8639220
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)18.8439190
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)18.8439190
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing18.8339170
Other Pipeline Transportation18.8339170
Testing Laboratories18.8339160
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions18.8339160
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing18.8139130
Amusement Parks and Arcades18.839100
Local government, including schools and hospitals18.7739050
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing18.6938860
Support Activities for Mining18.6738840
All industries18.6338750
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers18.638690
Apparel Manufacturing18.638680
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers18.5938660
Plastics Product Manufacturing18.5738630
Traveler Accommodation18.5638610
All industries, private ownership only18.5338550
Gambling Industries18.5238520
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)18.5238510
Textile Mills18.5138500
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation18.538480
Couriers and Messengers18.4838430
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations18.4638400
Offices of Dentists18.4538370
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction18.4138300
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned18.438270
Full-Service Restaurants18.438270
Support Activities for Air Transportation18.3938260
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing18.3938240
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing18.3738210
Telephone Call Centers18.3638180
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services18.3538160
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction18.3338140
Primary Metal Manufacturing18.3438140
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers18.3238110
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses18.338060
Fabric Mills18.2938040
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing18.2938040
Grain and Oilseed Milling18.2838030
Educational Support Services, Local government owned18.2838030
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing18.2637980
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services18.2637970
Waste Treatment and Disposal18.2637970
Accommodation18.2537970
Warehousing and Storage18.2437950
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation18.2437930
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction18.2337910
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned18.237850
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing18.1737800
Pharmacies and Drug Stores18.1737800
Food Manufacturing18.1537760
Coal Mining18.1537750
Clothing Stores18.1437740
Performing Arts Companies18.1337720
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing18.1237690
Hospitals, State government owned18.0937630
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing18.0737590
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing18.0737590
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing18.0637570
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction18.0237490
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing18.0337490
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing18.0137470
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods1837430
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers17.9737380
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel17.9537330
Support Activities for Rail Transportation17.937240
Educational Services, Local government owned17.8937210
Activities Related to Real Estate17.8837190
Wholesale Trade17.8837180
Freight Transportation Arrangement17.8737160
Employment Services17.8537140
Mining (except Oil and Gas)17.8437100
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing17.8337090
Junior colleges, State government owned17.8337080
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other17.7937000
Investigation and Security Services17.7836980
Inland Water Transportation17.7736960
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing17.7736950
Hospitals, Privately owned17.7536930
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)17.7536910
Construction of Buildings17.7236850
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers17.7136830
Other Building Equipment Contractors17.736820
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned17.736820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned17.6936800
Foundries17.6836780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned17.6836780
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)17.6936780
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)17.6736760
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned17.6636720
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)17.6436700
Accommodation and Food Services17.6436690
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers17.6236660
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers17.6236640
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods17.6136640
Facilities Support Services17.6236640
Other Support Services17.6136640
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing17.6136630
Administrative and Support Services17.636610
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing17.636600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)17.5936590
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned17.5736550
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers17.5736540
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services17.5736540
Support Activities for Transportation17.5336470
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures17.5336460
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities17.5336450
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers17.5236450
Utility System Construction17.5236440
Rubber Product Manufacturing17.5136420
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities17.4536300
Restaurants and Other Eating Places17.4536300
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors17.4336250
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing17.3936160
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services17.3736130
Transportation and Warehousing17.3636120
Radio Broadcasting17.3736120
Lessors of Real Estate17.3636110
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing17.3436070
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers17.335980
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing17.2935970
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)17.2435860
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers17.2235810
Rental and Leasing Services17.235770
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services17.1935750
Security Systems Services17.1835730
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying17.1435650
Special Food Services17.1135590
Newspaper Publishers17.1135580
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories17.0935550
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing17.0935540
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing17.0935540
Construction17.0735510
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores17.0535470
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing17.0335410
Real Estate17.0235410
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)16.9535250
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters16.9335220
Other Support Activities for Transportation16.9335210
Building Equipment Contractors16.9235200
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing16.9235190
Food Services and Drinking Places16.9135180
Business Support Services16.9135170
Water, Sewage and Other Systems16.935160
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation16.935140
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing16.8535050
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages16.8535040
Hospitals, Local government owned16.8335010
Waste Management and Remediation Services16.8234990
Home Health Care Services16.8234990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned16.8234990
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)16.7934930
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries16.7634870
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores16.7334800
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services16.734750
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services16.734740
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills16.6934720
Machine Shops16.6934710
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services16.6934710
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing16.6734680
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly16.6734680
Animal Food Manufacturing16.6434610
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities16.6234570
Residential Building Construction16.5934500
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging16.5834480
Ambulance Services16.5634440
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance16.5634440
Outpatient Care Centers16.5534430
Vocational Rehabilitation Services16.5634430
Specialty Trade Contractors16.5334390
Textile Furnishings Mills16.5334390
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors16.5234360
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores16.5234350
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services16.4934290
Nonstore Retailers16.4734260
Ambulatory Health Care Services16.4734260
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities16.4734250
Local Messengers and Local Delivery16.4634230
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors16.4334180
Support Activities for Animal Production16.4134140
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores16.4134130
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance16.4134130
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition16.3934090
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors16.3734050
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing16.3434000
Printing and Related Support Activities16.3133930
Technical and trade schools, State government owned16.2833870
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing16.2733830
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers16.2733830
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities16.2733830
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)16.2633820
Other Specialty Trade Contractors16.2633810
Waste Collection16.2333750
Travel Agencies16.2233730
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers16.2133720
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing16.2133710
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned16.233700
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing16.233690
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors16.1933660
Masonry Contractors16.1833660
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries16.1733640
Health and Personal Care Stores16.1333550
Roofing Contractors16.1233530
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities16.1233530
Home Furnishings Stores16.1133500
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing16.0933460
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers16.0933460
Animal Slaughtering and Processing16.0733430
Offices of Physicians16.0633410
Other Residential Care Facilities16.0633410
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers16.0333350
Individual and Family Services16.0133310
Social Assistance16.0133300
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation1633280
Building Finishing Contractors15.9633200
Drywall and Insulation Contractors15.9433150
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers15.9433150
Other Wood Product Manufacturing15.9133080
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation15.8933040
Landscaping Services15.8432950
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry15.8232920
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers15.8232910
Gasoline Stations15.7732810
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities15.7832810
Wood Product Manufacturing15.7632780
Automobile Dealers15.7232700
General Rental Centers15.7132670
Support Activities for Crop Production15.6832620
Textile Product Mills15.6732590
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers15.6432520
Consumer Goods Rental15.6432520
Building Material and Supplies Dealers15.6332510
School and Employee Bus Transportation15.6332500
Religious Organizations15.5932420
Civic and Social Organizations15.5932420
General Freight Trucking15.5732380
Miscellaneous Store Retailers15.5632370
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores15.5532340
Retail Trade15.532240
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers15.4432120
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting15.4132050
Truck Transportation15.432020
Specialty Food Stores15.3932010
Department Stores15.3631950
Other Personal Services15.3531930
General Merchandise Stores15.3331890
Taxi and Limousine Service15.2931800
Vending Machine Operators15.2831780
Drycleaning and Laundry Services15.2831780
Other General Merchandise Stores15.2731770
Direct Selling Establishments15.2731750
Sawmills and Wood Preservation15.2431690
Food and Beverage Stores15.2431690
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists15.2331680
Repair and Maintenance15.2131640
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing15.231620
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair15.1831580
Services to Buildings and Dwellings15.1831570
Specialized Freight Trucking15.1731550
Other Textile Product Mills15.1631530
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned15.1631530
Child Day Care Services15.1431500
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers15.1131420
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)15.0931390
Electronics and Appliance Stores15.0331270
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers15.0331250
Furniture Stores1531190
Grocery Stores14.9831160
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance14.9831150
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners14.9331060
Book Stores and News Dealers14.9331050
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers14.9231030
Charter Bus Industry14.8730920
Used Merchandise Stores14.8430860
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores14.7830750
Offices of Optometrists14.7730720
Offices of Other Health Practitioners14.7430650
Automotive Repair and Maintenance14.6730520
Sporting Goods Stores14.630370
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps14.5830320
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores14.5530260
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land14.5530260
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores14.5330220
Support Activities for Road Transportation14.4830120
Forestry and Logging14.4530050
Logging14.4530050
Personal and Laundry Services14.4430040
Shoe Stores14.4229990
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance14.4229990
Apparel Knitting Mills14.3929930
Death Care Services14.3429830
Exterminating and Pest Control Services14.229530
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers14.1129350
Offices of Chiropractors1429120
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance13.8728850
Florists13.8228740
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores13.5128100
Personal Care Services13.1127280
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)12.7826580

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