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Clinical Secretary Salary

Most Clinical Secretaries in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $13.69 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.96 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $17.63. Most Clinical Secretaries like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$9.96 - $17.63
MEDIAN: $13.00

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Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $17.63  
$6.08 - $32.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $613  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$20,100 - $36,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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.


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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $27K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $29K. Clinical Secretaries with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $30K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $32K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Secretary Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.


94 %
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 17%