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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Medical Secretaries Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,220
25th Percentile Wage
$27,710
50th Percentile Wage
$33,730
75th Percentile Wage
$40,400
90th Percentile Wage
$49,730

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 $49,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,220. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 114% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of medical secretaries from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201633,7302.05%7.06%
201533,0402.42%-
201432,2401.09%-
201331,8901.69%-
201231,350--

Table 2. Medical Secretaries Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of medical secretaries in 10 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 $38,750. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $27,950).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$38,750
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,290
Finance and Insurance
$35,810
Wholesale Trade
$34,690
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,020
Health Care and Social Assistance
$33,650
Manufacturing
$33,070
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,050
Federal, State, and Local Government
$33,030
Retail Trade
$27,950

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 $19,540 to $41,300. The highest paying state for medical secretaries is Washington with a median annual salary of $41,300. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,540. For more salary information of medical secretaries profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$41,300
Connecticut
$40,900
Massachusetts
$40,750
Minnesota
$40,660
District of Columbia
$39,830
Alaska
$39,600
New Jersey
$39,580
New York
$38,290
California
$38,230
Hawaii
$37,630
New Hampshire
$36,900
Colorado
$36,850
Oregon
$36,780
Vermont
$36,650
Rhode Island
$36,330
Maryland
$35,810
Wisconsin
$35,130
Virginia
$35,040
Delaware
$34,970
Nevada
$34,780
Iowa
$33,600
Illinois
$33,420
Pennsylvania
$33,390
Nebraska
$33,300
South Dakota
$32,950
Michigan
$32,740
North Dakota
$32,500
Wyoming
$32,310
Arizona
$32,290
Missouri
$32,240
New Mexico
$32,240
Indiana
$32,160
Maine
$32,030
Virgin Islands
$31,860
South Carolina
$31,680
North Carolina
$31,580
Kansas
$31,470
Utah
$31,430
Ohio
$31,030
Idaho
$30,860
Texas
$30,850
Georgia
$30,600
Montana
$30,540
Florida
$30,420
Alabama
$30,400
Guam
$29,860
Kentucky
$29,680
Mississippi
$29,510
Tennessee
$29,500
Oklahoma
$29,250
Louisiana
$28,920
West Virginia
$28,660
Arkansas
$28,100
Puerto Rico
$19,540


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