Clinical Secretary Salary

Clinical Secretaries in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $13.64 per hour for pay. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.02 per hour, and the top verges on $17.22. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$18,771 - $40,722
(Median)
$19K
$28K
$41K
MEDIAN: $28,095
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$10.02 - $17.22
(Median)
$10
$14
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,771 - $40,722  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $514  
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
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).
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$20,486 - $35,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $17.22  
   
Overtime
$19.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $514  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
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).
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$20,486 - $35,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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.


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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. Clinical Secretaries who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $29K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Secretary Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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