Medical Secretary Salary

The average pay for a Medical Secretary is $14.16 per hour.

$22,096 - $47,545
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$48K
MEDIAN: $33,570
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90%

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$10.29 - $19.09
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,096 - $47,545  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $992  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $5,068  
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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$21,647 - $41,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.29 - $19.09  
   
Overtime
$1.59 - $27.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $992  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $5,068  
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).
)
$21,647 - $41,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,977
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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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Experience Affects Medical Secretary Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Medical Secretary Salaries


Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Phone Support
up arrow 1%

Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Typing
0%

Medical Records
0%

Insurance
0%

Data Entry
0%

National Average
$30,000

Billing
up arrow 1%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 410 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 26%
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