There are currently an estimated 685,300 executive assistants in the United States. The executive assistant job market is expected to shrink by -17.4% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are executive assistants?

CareerExplorer rates executive assistants with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will lose -113,900 executive assistants. That number is based on the retirement of 5,200 existing executive assistants.

What’s the supply of executive assistants?

The executive assistant industry is concentrated in New York, California, Texas

Executive Assistant job market by state

State Name Employed Executive Assistants
New York 87,440
California 78,570
Texas 38,960
Illinois 33,050
Florida 32,370
Massachusetts 22,310
Pennsylvania 19,650
Ohio 18,700
New Jersey 17,080
North Carolina 16,830
Georgia 16,030
Louisiana 14,770
Virginia 13,460
Minnesota 12,320
Colorado 11,050
Arizona 10,960
Michigan 10,160
Missouri 9,960
Maryland 9,540
Oklahoma 9,330
Washington 9,200
Puerto Rico 8,940
Indiana 7,560
Connecticut 7,450
Iowa 6,950
Kansas 6,460
Tennessee 6,040
Nebraska 5,600
Oregon 5,540
Kentucky 5,320
District of Columbia 5,300
Wisconsin 5,100
Utah 4,290
South Carolina 4,100
Alabama 3,220
Hawaii 3,090
Mississippi 2,960
Nevada 2,890
South Dakota 2,590
New Mexico 2,250
Arkansas 2,160
Vermont 2,060
Idaho 1,860
Maine 1,850
Alaska 1,690
New Hampshire 1,590
North Dakota 1,460
West Virginia 1,390
Delaware 1,320
Rhode Island 1,060
Montana 620
Wyoming 600
Guam 360
Virgin Islands 200