Clinical Secretary Salary

Women comprise the majority of Clinical Secretaries in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $13.76 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $10.14 per hour and $17.40. Most Clinical Secretaries like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$10.14 - $17.40
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$14
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $17.40  
   
Overtime
$10.85 - $29.33  
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$0.00 - $520  
   
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$20,475 - $35,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $28K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $29K. On average, Clinical Secretaries make $30K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $32K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Clinical Secretary Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%
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