$36,056
Avg. Salary
$15.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$502

Bonus

$2,017

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Medical Secretary is $15.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Medical Secretary is $36,056 per year.

$11.31
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$15.00
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$20.12
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$24k
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MEDIAN $36,056
$24,406 - $49,612
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MEDIAN: $36,056
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$0$49K
Salary $24,406 - $49,612
Bonus $101 - $1,400
Profit Sharing $24.66 - $5,128
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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$23,731 - $43,431
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 316
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $11.31 - $20.12
Hourly Tips $0.06
Overtime $15.15 - $28.93
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $101 - $1,400
Profit Sharing $24.66 - $5,128
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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$23,731 - $43,431
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,317

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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Popular Skills for Medical Secretary

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: $31,743

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Medical Secretary Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Secretary?

Medical Secretary in Beaverton:
"My Job."
Pros: The amount of task given keeps me incredibly busy making the day fly by always an opportunity to pick up more work and the workers are incredibly helpful.
Cons: Its impossible to get everyone what they want. Trying to keep the PT's happy and the DR's schedule under control is a huge struggle.

Medical Secretary in Concord:
"OR Senior Secretary."
Pros: Great people team players.
Cons: 10 hour day with Friday off.

Medical Secretary in Richmond:
"Love this."
Pros: I hate the drive but it's a nice pace; I don't know anybody here so it's great for that.
Cons: I hate the drive it's so far as traffic is nuts!

Medical Secretary in Peabody:
"Rewarding."
Pros: The patients and helping them.
Cons: My boss.

Medical Secretary in Philadelphia:
"Overworked and underpaid!"
Pros: My job duties.
Cons: The pay and commute.

Medical Secretary in Duncansville:
"The amount of emotional stress that I would be taking on."
As a secretary, it is very likely that you will not be shown the appreciation you deserve. It in most cases is hard work, for little pay. But you can have faith in knowing that without you, the company would not succeed.

Medical Secretary in Mineola:
"Get Out!"
With all the changes in the medical industry it's more stressful than ever. Get out of it before you even get in to it!

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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 451 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Medical Secretary Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$32,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Medical Secretary Salaries


National Average
$32,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼1%

Medical Terminology
▼1%


Billing
▼1%


▼2%

▼2%

▼2%


Microsoft Excel
▼2%



▼4%

Patient Education
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 451 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 28%