The average wage for a Medical Secretary is $14.77 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.

$24,493 - $48,659
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$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,344
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$11.11 - $19.73
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,493 - $48,659  
   
Bonus
$74.50 - $1,541  
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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$23,353 - $42,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $19.73  
   
Overtime
$14.92 - $28.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$74.50 - $1,541  
   
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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$23,353 - $42,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,296
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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,190

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Experience Affects Medical Secretary Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Medical Secretary Salaries


Customer Service
0%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Medical Terminology
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$31,000

Scheduling
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Phone Support
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Typing
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Medical Records
up arrow 1%

Billing
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 207 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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