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Medical Secretaries Salary Information

The salary statistics of medical secretaries are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of medical secretaries within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The medical secretaries annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Medical Secretaries Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,240
25th Percentile Wage
$28,490
50th Percentile Wage
$34,610
75th Percentile Wage
$41,460
90th Percentile Wage
$50,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical secretaries. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) medical secretaries is $50,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,240. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 107% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of medical secretaries from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$34,610
2.54% 9.42%
2016
$33,730
2.05% -
2015
$33,040
2.42% -
2014
$32,240
1.09% -
2013
$31,890
1.69% -
2012
$31,350
- -

Table 2. Medical Secretaries Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of medical secretaries in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for medical secretaries occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $39,870. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $29,830).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$39,870
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$37,020
Finance and Insurance
$36,320
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$35,980
Wholesale Trade
$35,370
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,850
Information
$34,560
Health Care and Social Assistance
$34,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,320
Manufacturing
$34,270
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$33,920
Federal, State, and Local Government
$32,700
Retail Trade
$29,830

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Medical Secretaries by States

From the above tables we note that not only medical secretaries salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of medical secretaries in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,960 to $42,510. The highest paying state for medical secretaries is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $42,510. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,960. For more salary information of medical secretaries profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$42,510
Minnesota
$41,330
Massachusetts
$41,220
Connecticut
$41,150
Alaska
$40,610
New Jersey
$40,400
Hawaii
$39,910
Washington
$39,900
New York
$39,140
California
$39,050
New Hampshire
$37,700
Oregon
$37,600
Vermont
$37,500
Colorado
$37,460
Rhode Island
$37,230
Maryland
$36,660
Wisconsin
$35,720
Delaware
$35,720
Nevada
$35,650
Virginia
$35,290
Arizona
$35,020
South Dakota
$34,320
Iowa
$34,020
Pennsylvania
$33,930
Illinois
$33,760
North Dakota
$33,740
Michigan
$33,610
Indiana
$33,590
Nebraska
$33,580
South Carolina
$32,980
Idaho
$32,760
Wyoming
$32,730
Missouri
$32,650
North Carolina
$32,470
Maine
$32,400
Kansas
$32,360
Ohio
$32,280
Georgia
$32,070
Florida
$31,960
Texas
$31,680
New Mexico
$31,090
Virgin Islands
$31,050
Montana
$30,860
Alabama
$30,820
Utah
$30,790
Tennessee
$30,400
Kentucky
$30,350
Mississippi
$30,010
Oklahoma
$29,760
Arkansas
$29,200
Louisiana
$29,040
West Virginia
$28,580
Guam
$25,200
Puerto Rico
$18,960



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