Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
516,050 0.8 % $16.12 $33,530 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.71 $12.78 $15.50 $18.56 $22.74
Annual Wage (2) $22,270 $26,580 $32,240 $38,600 $47,300


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 181,740 7.40 $15.55 $32,340
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 128,230 2.44 $16.25 $33,800
Offices of Dentists 78,720 8.93 $18.23 $37,920
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 45,810 5.92 $14.35 $29,850
Outpatient Care Centers 19,420 2.77 $15.73 $32,710

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 78,720 8.93 $18.23 $37,920
Offices of Physicians 181,740 7.40 $15.55 $32,340
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 45,810 5.92 $14.35 $29,850
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 7,220 2.89 $15.88 $33,040
Outpatient Care Centers 19,420 2.77 $15.73 $32,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 30 (7) $19.70 $40,980
Scientific Research and Development Services 440 0.07 $19.68 $40,930
Consumer Goods Rental (8) (8) $18.91 $39,320
State Government (OES Designation) 210 0.01 $18.33 $38,130
Offices of Dentists 78,720 8.93 $18.23 $37,920


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 77,700 6.92 1.81 $14.68 $30,530
California 70,850 4.69 1.23 $18.20 $37,850
Ohio 39,910 7.67 2.01 $14.70 $30,590
Pennsylvania 21,670 3.83 1.00 $15.68 $32,610
Massachusetts 20,880 6.28 1.65 $19.10 $39,730



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 4,270 10.06 2.63 $16.16 $33,620
Oregon 14,080 8.36 2.19 $17.08 $35,530
Ohio 39,910 7.67 2.01 $14.70 $30,590
Texas 77,700 6.92 1.81 $14.68 $30,530
Arizona 17,370 6.88 1.80 $14.73 $30,630



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 10,610 3.66 0.96 $19.57 $40,700
New Jersey 13,220 3.42 0.89 $19.16 $39,850
Massachusetts 20,880 6.28 1.65 $19.10 $39,730
Minnesota 8,590 3.15 0.82 $18.89 $39,290
Connecticut 4,380 2.66 0.70 $18.54 $38,560




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 20,090 7.07 1.85 $15.51 $32,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 20,050 4.94 1.29 $17.34 $36,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 17,160 7.67 2.01 $15.42 $32,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 12,360 6.77 1.77 $14.68 $30,530
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 10,250 5.71 1.49 $19.97 $41,530
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,020 2.14 0.56 $16.77 $34,890
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 7,940 7.83 2.05 $15.10 $31,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,910 1.47 0.38 $21.12 $43,930
Columbus, OH 7,530 7.77 2.04 $15.68 $32,610
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 7,430 7.03 1.84 $17.92 $37,270