Women account for the majority of Clinical Secretaries in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $14.20 per hour. While some workers in this profession — one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Clinical Secretaries, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$25,560 - $32,115
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$29K
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MEDIAN: $28,638
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$10.33 - $17.50
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$14
$17
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$28,638  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,239 - $36,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $17.50  
   
Overtime
$16.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
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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$22,239 - $36,529  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $29K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $31K. Clinical Secretaries who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Clinical Secretary Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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