Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

43-6013 Medical Secretaries

Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
512,970 0.8 % $15.93 $33,140 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.65 $12.69 $15.33 $18.35 $22.32
Annual Wage (2) $22,150 $26,400 $31,890 $38,160 $46,420


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 182,390 7.54 $15.48 $32,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 134,390 2.55 $15.99 $33,260
Offices of Dentists 74,730 8.66 $18.06 $37,560
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 44,390 5.98 $14.35 $29,850
Outpatient Care Centers 19,680 2.93 $15.64 $32,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 74,730 8.66 $18.06 $37,560
Offices of Physicians 182,390 7.54 $15.48 $32,200
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 44,390 5.98 $14.35 $29,850
Outpatient Care Centers 19,680 2.93 $15.64 $32,540
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 6,450 2.65 $15.46 $32,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Consumer Goods Rental (8) (8) $18.53 $38,550
Offices of Dentists 74,730 8.66 $18.06 $37,560
Insurance Carriers 300 0.03 $17.99 $37,420
Scientific Research and Development Services 380 0.06 $17.80 $37,030
State Government (OES Designation) 150 0.01 $17.78 $36,980


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 77,970 7.14 1.85 $14.48 $30,120
California 67,890 4.61 1.19 $18.41 $38,300
Ohio 38,590 7.53 1.95 $14.63 $30,440
Massachusetts 20,580 6.32 1.63 $18.50 $38,470
Pennsylvania 20,320 3.62 0.93 $15.14 $31,490




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 4,260 10.34 2.67 $15.67 $32,600
Oregon 14,860 9.06 2.34 $16.53 $34,380
Ohio 38,590 7.53 1.95 $14.63 $30,440
Arizona 17,740 7.16 1.85 $15.08 $31,360
Texas 77,970 7.14 1.85 $14.48 $30,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 13,770 3.60 0.93 $19.11 $39,750
Washington 11,430 4.04 1.04 $18.97 $39,460
District of Columbia 1,080 1.62 0.42 $18.85 $39,210
Massachusetts 20,580 6.32 1.63 $18.50 $38,470
Minnesota 8,140 3.03 0.78 $18.42 $38,310





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 19,910 7.22 1.87 $15.47 $32,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 18,380 4.62 1.20 $17.95 $37,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 16,200 7.54 1.95 $15.50 $32,250
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 12,830 7.20 1.86 $15.18 $31,560
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 10,250 5.86 1.52 $19.28 $40,090
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 8,470 8.38 2.17 $15.00 $31,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,840 2.12 0.55 $17.02 $35,410
St. Louis, MO-IL 7,790 6.03 1.56 $15.57 $32,380
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,690 1.47 0.38 $20.52 $42,690
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 7,510 7.30 1.89 $17.26 $35,900