Salary for Medical Secretaries

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Medical secretaries are professional men and women who perform numerous duties within a medical organization. This can include a doctor's office or a hospital. Legal Secretaries duties include answering telephones, filing paperwork, assisting with paperwork and patient correspondence and research. Those who work in medical secretary positions should be knowledgeable in the medical field, including understanding medical terminology. The position requires that a certification be obtained before working. This certificate is available from many colleges in less than one year of time. Average pay for the position varies according to the location in which employment is found.

A Medical Secratary will normally receive a wage ranging from 24000 to 36000 based on level of experience. Medical Secretaries will normally get an average compensation of Thirty One Thousand Eight Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Medical Secretaries receive the highest salary in the District of Columbia, where they can get pay levels, on average, of near $42240. This group of people obtain the highest salaries in Educational Services, where they receive a compensation of $41040.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.94 percent nationwide in that time.
Medical Secretaries tend to make the most in the following industries
Other Services (except Public Administration) $41,040
Educational Services $35,920
Public Administration $33,790
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $33,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises $32,990
Health Care and Social Assistance $31,780
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $29,170
Wholesale Trade $29,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $30,310
Information $31,180
Manufacturing $31,460
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $31,620