Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
530,360 0.8 % $16.50 $34,330 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.87 $13.01 $15.89 $19.01 $23.40
Annual Wage (2) $22,610 $27,070 $33,040 $39,540 $48,670


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 180,260 7.18 $15.84 $32,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 132,430 2.51 $16.73 $34,800
Offices of Dentists 80,230 8.92 $18.68 $38,850
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 48,030 5.97 $14.65 $30,480
Outpatient Care Centers 21,830 2.96 $16.31 $33,910

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 80,230 8.92 $18.68 $38,850
Offices of Physicians 180,260 7.18 $15.84 $32,940
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 48,030 5.97 $14.65 $30,480
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 7,510 3.01 $18.34 $38,140
Outpatient Care Centers 21,830 2.96 $16.31 $33,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 870 0.08 $20.01 $41,620
Scientific Research and Development Services 380 0.06 $19.24 $40,020
Consumer Goods Rental (8) (8) $18.87 $39,240
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,490 0.18 $18.72 $38,940
Offices of Dentists 80,230 8.92 $18.68 $38,850


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 85,390 7.38 1.92 $15.07 $31,340
California 73,650 4.75 1.24 $18.71 $38,920
Ohio 40,080 7.59 1.97 $14.88 $30,950
Pennsylvania 23,780 4.16 1.08 $16.25 $33,800
Massachusetts 22,440 6.61 1.72 $19.76 $41,090



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 4,200 9.69 2.52 $16.65 $34,620
Oregon 13,720 7.91 2.06 $17.54 $36,470
Ohio 40,080 7.59 1.97 $14.88 $30,950
Texas 85,390 7.38 1.92 $15.07 $31,340
Massachusetts 22,440 6.61 1.72 $19.76 $41,090



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 9,420 3.16 0.82 $20.09 $41,790
Massachusetts 22,440 6.61 1.72 $19.76 $41,090
New Jersey 12,670 3.24 0.84 $19.68 $40,930
Connecticut 4,130 2.49 0.65 $19.29 $40,130
District of Columbia 1,590 2.35 0.61 $19.09 $39,700




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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 22,710 7.75 2.02 $15.94 $33,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 20,380 4.97 1.29 $17.94 $37,310
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 18,120 7.78 2.02 $15.49 $32,220
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 11,840 6.72 1.75 $20.60 $42,850
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,090 1.71 0.45 $20.61 $42,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 11,050 5.89 1.53 $15.64 $32,520
Columbus, OH 8,100 8.06 2.10 $15.97 $33,220
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 7,850 5.15 1.34 $18.50 $38,480
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,580 2.12 0.55 $16.87 $35,090
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 7,370 5.44 1.42 $18.21 $37,870