Dept. of Labor Statistics

According to the US Department of Labor

Secretaries and administrative assistants will have among the largest number of job openings due to growth. Opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of computer software applications. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Median annual wages of secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive, were $29,050 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $23,160 and $36,020. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $18,440, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $43,240 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Salaries in 2009

Location Pay Period 10% 25% Median 75% 90%
United States Hourly $8.59 $10.59 $14.29 $18.64 $23.70
Yearly $17,900 $22,000 $29,700 $38,800 $49,300
Arkansas Hourly $8.57 $11.16 $14.05 $17.71 $22.11
Yearly $17,800 $23,200 $29,200 $36,800 $46,000
SOC: 49-3023

CIP Code: 52.0302: Accounting

CIP Code: 52.0401: Office Occupations

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