Office & Administrative Support

Employment of office and administrative support occupations is projected to show little or no change from 2016 to 2026. Technology is expected to substitute or supplant some functions that workers in office and administrative support occupations do.

The median annual wage for office and administrative support occupations was $34,740 in May 2017, below the median for all occupations of $37,690.

OccupationEntry-Level Education2017 MEDIAN PAY
Bill and Account CollectorsHigh school diploma or equivalent$35,330
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing ClerksSome college, no degree$39,240
Customer Service RepresentativesHigh school diploma or equivalent$32,890
Desktop PublishersAssociate's degree$42,350
Financial ClerksHigh school diploma or equivalent$38,680
General Office ClerksHigh school diploma or equivalent$31,500
Information Clerks$33,680
Material Recording ClerksHigh school diploma or equivalent$27,600
Police, Fire, and Ambulance DispatchersHigh school diploma or equivalent$39,640
Postal Service WorkersHigh school diploma or equivalent$57,260
ReceptionistsHigh school diploma or equivalent$28,390
Secretaries and Administrative AssistantsHigh school diploma or equivalent$37,870
TellersHigh school diploma or equivalent$28,110
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Office and Administrative Support Occupations, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/home.htm