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Medical Secretary Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Medical Secretary is $13.90 per hour.
Medical Secretary Salary (?
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$21,697 - $46,300
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MEDIAN: $33,320
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Medical Secretary Salary (?
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$10.10 - $18.52
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,697 - $46,300  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $991  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $5,000  
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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$21,149 - $40,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 255
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $18.52  
   
Overtime
$1.56 - $27.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $991  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $5,000  
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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$21,149 - $40,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,042
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Job Description for Medical Secretary

A medical secretary is an essential role within the healthcare field. While no college education is required, most employers require a minimum of a high school diploma or GED to become employed as a medical secretary. The roles of a medical secretary are expansive: They may include filling the role of a personal secretary for the employing physician, handling appointment scheduling, personal errands and coordinating travel arrangements for him or her. The medical secretary may also be required to transcribe dictations from physicians verbatim for medical records. Medical secretaries frequently work with multi-line phones, answer customer questions, transfer calls as appropriate to the correct staff, and take and return messages when needed. Medical secretaries organize the office records and paperwork, serve administrative roles, and may also be involved with office budgeting and accounting, as well as record keeping and reporting. Medical secretaries often create agendas and schedules for the office and organize committee and board meetings. They will also book patient appointments and complete check-ins and checkouts for patient appointments. Medical secretaries must be familiar with HIPAA laws, as they deal directly with protected patient medical information such as medical charts and records. An ideal medical secretary must also be skilled with basic computer programs as most medical office records are electronic based. Medical secretaries generally work 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday, and are employed in a wide variety of settings, including healthcare clinics, physician offices, nursing homes, and hospitals.
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

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

Pay Difference By Location

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Philadelphia
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Worcester
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Albany
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Houston
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National Average
$30,000
Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Medical Secretary Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Medical Secretary Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Scheduling
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Medical Records
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Phone Support
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Customer Service
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Typing
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Insurance
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Medical Coding
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Data Entry
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Billing
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National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 28%