A Medical Records Secretary earns an average wage of $13.82 per hour.

$25,500 - $39,926
(Median)
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$30K
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MEDIAN: $30,000
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$9.79 - $17.19
(Median)
$9
$14
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$30,000  
   
Bonus
$663  
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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$20,625 - $37,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $17.19  
   
Overtime
$24.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$663  
   
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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$20,625 - $37,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Medical Records Secretary

A medical records secretary provides administrative support to doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. There are several different settings in which a medical records secretary may work. A medical records secretary may work at a local doctor's office, a university hospital, or an emergency care facility. Medical records secretaries should be skilled in both written and verbal communication since they greet and deal with the public regularly. Recordkeeping skills and strict adherence to confidentiality rules are also important when maintaining office and patient records.

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Medical Records 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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Secretary Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
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Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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