Best Cities to Work in for Administrative Professionals

Posted by Jeff Pelliccio on Aug 11, 2015 8:33:00 AM

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Best Cities to Work in for Administrative Professionals

If you are a looking for a job, you might be wondering where the job market is hot for your chosen career field or area of expertise.  In order to answer this question, you should consider various factors such as salary range, unemployment rates, and cost of living. We have ranked top cities in the US to live in based on various criteria, primarily related to employment rates. Read on to learn more about what to consider when finding the right city for Administrative professionals.

According to Money Magazine, “Administrative Assistants earned a median salary of $32,840 in 2013...the best-paid made approximately $49,370 a year.”  However, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that the median salary is closer to $50k now and has increased by 37% over the past decade. 

Top Cities by Lowest Unemployment Rates (Nationwide Unemployment Rate is 6.1% as of January 2015)

  • Salt Lake City, 3.6%
  • Austin, 3.7%
  • Oklahoma City, 3.7%
  • Minneapolis-St.Paul, 4.1%
  • San Antonio, 4.1%

Based on the candidates placed in Administrative positions through Infinity Consulting Solutions, this salary range is between $35k and $95k, which varies so vastly due to location and work experience.  A senior level Admin or seasoned Executive Admin supporting a VP or a CEO at a large company in NYC, for instance, can earn upwards of $125k annually.  While in other markets, such as Minneapolis or Chicago, the maximum annual salary usually does not exceed $75k.  These salary ranges might be enticing to most job seekers. However, before making a major move or career change, job seekers should probably consider the unemployment rate and cost of living in these locations as well.

Top Cities by Employment of Administrative Professionals

  • New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Areas, Approximately 1 Million Admins
  • LA
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Dallas
  • Atlanta
  • DC
  • Phoenix
  • Philadelphia
  • Minneapolis-St.Paul

What does this mean to an Administrative support professional specifically?  Some of these areas also have some of the highest costs of living in the entire country, though that should not deter a job seeking from considering any of these locations.  The job market for Administrative, Corporate Support professionals in these major metropolitan areas is hot and the salaries are above the national average, which might compensate for the increased cost of living.

We only covered a few basic criteria for job seekers to factor into their next career move, but you should always consider the big picture and what is most important to you.  Whether its being closer to family, having a better work-life balance, more PTO or better benefits. Other job seekers might desire advancement opportunities, the ability to travel, a specific type of work environment, or to live in a certain type of climate.  Our advice to job seekers is to establish their top three or four most important criteria for their next career move and to base their efforts on these foremost, while still keeping an open mind and maintaining flexibility towards additional decision making factors.

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