Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
(Except Legal, Medical, and Executive)

risk level
Based on 161 votes
-10.0 %
by year 2032
or $21.29 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

95% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

71% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 95% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 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 'Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive' job openings is expected to decline 10.0% 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.


Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive' was $44,280, or $21 per hour

'Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive' were paid 7.9% lower 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 1,785,430 people employed as 'Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive' within the United States.

This represents around 1.2% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 85 people are employed as 'Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive'.

Job description

Perform routine administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

SOC Code: 43-6014.00


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Angelie avinado (Moderate) says
As new technology arises today it is highly possible.
Nov 03, 2022 at 10:18 PM
Daniel G. M. (Highly likely) says
AI is a reality, and all administrative tasks will be automated by a computer. It's happening now.

In the future, only face-to-face assistance will remain human.
Jun 22, 2022 at 03:52 AM
learningprof (Highly likely) says
Much of the work of scheduling and coordination has been absorbed by employees. Also, easy to use design of calendars and automation of procurement and service coordination has rendered their jobs obsolete.
Sep 30, 2019 at 05:21 PM
Tyler says
I had a job as a recruiting coordinator and I have to say it felt like I was a robot that my managers watched after only to fix malfunctions, never to give me something more to do or think about in life. If I had an idea to improve work flow or make the job easier for my team, the response was that my Service Level Agreement responsibilities came first. So with all those robotic responsibilities, I usually worked 5 hours of overtime a week just to get them done and I never for anything else. I feel bad for anyone with this kind of job because it is lowly and surely automation software will make it non-existant soon enough.
Mar 31, 2019 at 01:16 AM

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