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Highest Paying Cities for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

The top 100 highest paying cities for executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $76,620, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants. It is followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (average annual salary $75,380). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$76,620
8,860
2 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$75,380
6,540
3 San Rafael, USA
$75,290
630
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$73,950
15,370
5 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$73,290
2,570
6 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$73,230
2,510
7 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$72,000
67,510
8 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$71,340
370
9 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$71,040
84,450
10 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$70,020
9,850
11 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$69,870
16,210
12 California-Lexington Park, USA
$69,690
170
13 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$69,410
2,410
14 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$69,140
5,870
15 New Haven, Connecticut
$69,110
2,030
16 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$68,970
13,700
17 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$68,450
23,680
18 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$67,950
31,220
19 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$67,740
55,020
20 Napa, California
$67,340
260
21 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$66,510
7,540
22 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$66,090
4,290
23 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$65,550
710
24 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$65,510
1,290
25 Danbury, Connecticut
$64,950
270
26 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$64,840
310
27 Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$64,570
30
28 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$63,800
6,330
29 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$63,620
40
30 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$63,590
12,960
31 Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area, Maryland
$63,590
100
32 Merced, California
$63,490
220
33 Kingston, New York
$63,210
380
34 Wilmington, New Jersey
$63,030
1,070
35 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$63,020
4,740
36 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$62,820
4,540
37 Framingham, Massachusetts
$62,710
910
38 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$62,410
4,280
39 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$62,360
270
40 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$62,200
17,050
41 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$62,040
420
42 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$62,040
5,720
43 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$61,840
11,330
44 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$61,810
6,380
45 St Marys County, Maryland
$61,550
280
46 Ithaca, New York
$61,500
330
47 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$61,460
6,280
48 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$61,370
4,070
49 Hinesville-Fort Stewart, Georgia
$61,340
50
50 Salinas, California
$61,330
440
51 Jackson, Michigan
$61,190
80
52 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$61,130
820
53 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$61,110
1,450
54 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$60,930
9,710
55 Brunswick, Georgia
$60,900
110
56 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$60,600
1,270
57 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$60,560
8,170
58 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$60,530
560
59 Auburn-Opelika, Alabama
$60,440
50
60 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$60,380
2,160
61 Camden, New Jersey
$60,180
1,650
62 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$60,110
250
63 Fairbanks, Alaska
$60,100
160
64 Nashua, New Hampshire
$59,870
290
65 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$59,800
10,360
66 Huntsville, Alabama
$59,780
520
67 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$59,690
930
68 Corvallis, Oregon
$59,680
90
69 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$59,360
700
70 Rochester, New York
$59,330
2,910
71 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$59,260
4,290
72 El Centro, California
$59,130
90
73 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$59,120
1,460
74 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$59,050
1,810
75 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$58,970
270
76 East Stroudsburg, USA
$58,950
90
77 Manchester, New Hampshire
$58,780
190
78 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$58,730
100
79 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$58,490
210
80 Farmington, New Mexico
$58,420
60
81 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$58,360
100
82 Waterbury, Connecticut
$58,340
170
83 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$58,320
4,390
84 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$58,250
11,670
85 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$58,100
4,710
86 Modesto, California
$58,060
530
87 Bloomsburg-Berwick, USA
$58,050
170
88 Joplin, Missouri
$58,050
260
89 Decatur, Alabama
$58,040
30
90 Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$57,920
50
91 Mobile, Alabama
$57,880
180
92 St Louis, Missouri
$57,840
5,640
93 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$57,800
1,360
94 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$57,790
1,950
95 Ocean City, New Jersey
$57,700
110
96 Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota
$57,620
140
97 Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area, South Carolina
$57,500
100
98 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$57,490
70
99 Springfield, Illinois
$57,480
1,090
100 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$57,440
530
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