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Clinical Secretary Salary

The larger portion of Clinical Secretaries in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $13.68 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.98 per hour and $17.60. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The majority of Clinical Secretaries claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$9.98 - $17.60
MEDIAN: $13.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $17.60  
$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).
$20,166 - $36,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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.


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.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $27K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $29K. Clinical Secretaries claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $30K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $32K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Clinical Secretary Salaries

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National Average

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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%