Clinical Secretary Salary

Clinical Secretaries in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $13.74 per hour for pay. Earnings generally vary between $10.15 per hour and $17.40. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. For the most part, Clinical Secretaries enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$10.15 - $17.40

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Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $17.40  
   
Overtime
$10.85 - $29.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $520  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,505 - $35,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $28K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $29K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Clinical Secretaries see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $32K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Clinical Secretary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

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: 49% employee benefits None: 18%
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