Medical Secretary Salary

The average wage for a Medical Secretary is $14.84 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.

$24,261 - $48,923
$24K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,961
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50%
90%

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$11.15 - $19.80
$11
$15
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MEDIAN: $14.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,261 - $48,923  
   
Bonus
$96.96 - $1,546  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$23,403 - $42,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $19.80  
   
Overtime
$15.02 - $28.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$96.96 - $1,546  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$23,403 - $42,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,313

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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

  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
  • Prepare agendas and make arrangements for committee, board, and other meetings.
  • Provide administrative support, such as budget preparation, record keeping and reporting.
  • Receive and route messages and documents to appropriate staff.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.

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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

National Average: $31,319

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Key Stats for Medical Secretary

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 209 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Medical Secretary Salaries

▲10%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$31,000

▼9%

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 209 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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