Secretaries and Administrative Assistant, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive Salary Information in Minnesota

The average annual and hourly salaries for secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive in the state of Minnesota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive among Minnesota metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive in Minnesota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,410
25th Percentile Wage
$32,670
50th Percentile Wage
$39,310
75th Percentile Wage
$47,730
90th Percentile Wage
$55,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $55,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,410.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,310
1.81% 6.23%
2016
$38,600
1.84% -
2015
$37,890
1.79% -
2014
$37,210
1.18% -
2013
$36,770
-0.24% -
2012
$36,860
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive in Minnesota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive in state of Minnesota ranges from $34,740 to $38,080. The highest paying area for secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive in Minnesota is Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,080. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is St Cloud (mean annual salary $38,000). The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$38,080
St Cloud
$38,000
Mankato-North Mankato
$37,040
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$35,990
Rochester
$35,090
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$34,760
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$34,740




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