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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of medical secretaries from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
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|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |