Medical Secretary Salary

The average wage for a Medical Secretary is $14.80 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$24,142 - $48,845
$24K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,805
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50%
90%

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$11.17 - $19.80
$11
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MEDIAN: $14.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,142 - $48,845  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $1,855  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$23,439 - $42,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $19.80  
   
Overtime
$14.92 - $28.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$101.37 - $1,855  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$23,439 - $42,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,281

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Job Description for Medical Secretary

Medical secretaries perform administrative work in a clinical, hospital, or other medical environment. They often have front-office duties and will greet customers as they enter the facility. Since they are the first individuals to interact with patients, it's important to maintain a professional demeanor at all times.

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Medical 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 Medical Secretary

Pay by Experience for a Medical Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 574 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Secretary with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 444 salaries. An experienced Medical Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 520 salaries. A Medical Secretary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 244 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,276

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Key Stats for Medical Secretary

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 213 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Medical Secretary Salaries

▲10%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$31,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Medical Secretary Salaries



Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼0%

Medical Terminology
▼0%

Billing
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$31,000


▼1%

▼1%

▼1%



▼2%


Patient Education
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 26%