Clinical Secretary Salary

Most Clinical Secretaries in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $13.71 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.14 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $17.37. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$10.14 - $17.37
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$14
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $17.37  
   
Overtime
$10.85 - $29.33  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $520  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,475 - $35,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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Job Description for Clinical Secretary

Clinical secretaries help an office run smoothly by performing general office and secretarial tasks. For example, they assist with reception, word processing, filing, scheduling, and answering telephones. These secretaries work with patients and colleagues within their office, which requires customer-service and teamwork skills be used on a regular basis.

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Clinical Secretary Tasks

  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Transcribe dictation for a variety of medical reports from physicians.
  • Make travel arrangements for physicians.
  • Receive and route messages and documents to appropriate staff.
  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Secretary

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Clinical Secretaries with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $28K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $29K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $32K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Clinical Secretary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%
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