Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

risk level
Based on 117 votes
-20.2 %
by year 2032
or $33.80 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

72% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

  • Originality

User poll

59% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 72% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants' job openings is expected to decline 20.2% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants' was $70,310, or $33 per hour

'Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants' were paid 46.3% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 483,570 people employed as 'Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants' within the United States.

This represents around 0.32% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 314 people are employed as 'Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants'.

Job description

Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, and handling information requests, as well as performing routine administrative functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.

SOC Code: 43-6011.00


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ShaunaRe (Low) says
Executive Assistants are constantly having to negotiate on behalf of their executive. This includes intuitive situational awareness and emotional intelligence. I do not believe that AI will be able to replicate this in the next 10 years without true entity intelligence.

I often see tasks, errors, or concerns before my boss and am able to either manage those possible problems or bring them to my boss with some kind of possible solution recommendation.

An AI will do what it is asked, not see possible problems inherent in human behavior. AI could be an excellent tool for the Executive and the Executive Assistant, but I don't believe that national replacement will happen in the next 10-20 years without AI becoming sophisticated at understanding human interaction and emotion.
Feb 20, 2024 at 12:32 PM
AK (Moderate) says
In the short term I think you will see a reduction in roles, however, I think the role will essentially evolve. There are lot of functions of a PA which have changed or have been automated, outsourced in the last 10 years, but the roles are no less busy.
Nov 03, 2023 at 12:46 PM
RMP (Highly likely) says
I am observing lots of Exec Admin losing their Jobs.
Aug 03, 2019 at 07:14 PM

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