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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

43-6013 Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

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)
604,780 0.8 % $18.31 $38,090 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.58 $14.71 $17.59 $21.47 $25.59
Annual Wage (2) $26,180 $30,590 $36,580 $44,650 $53,230


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 183,650 6.94 $17.69 $36,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 154,200 2.76 $18.61 $38,710
Offices of Dentists 83,800 8.68 $20.01 $41,620
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 47,990 5.02 $16.61 $34,550
Outpatient Care Centers 39,500 4.14 $19.76 $41,100

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 83,800 8.68 $20.01 $41,620
Offices of Physicians 183,650 6.94 $17.69 $36,800
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 47,990 5.02 $16.61 $34,550
Outpatient Care Centers 39,500 4.14 $19.76 $41,100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 154,200 2.76 $18.61 $38,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 (7) $21.87 $45,480
Scientific Research and Development Services 710 0.10 $21.02 $43,710
Grantmaking and Giving Services 70 0.05 $21.00 $43,690
Educational Support Services 30 0.02 $20.41 $42,460
Offices of Dentists 83,800 8.68 $20.01 $41,620


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)
California 95,120 5.47 1.33 $21.21 $44,110
Texas 82,490 6.64 1.61 $16.68 $34,690
Florida 31,680 3.60 0.88 $16.71 $34,760
Ohio 31,110 5.71 1.39 $17.14 $35,650
Michigan 25,940 5.97 1.45 $17.24 $35,860




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 4,980 11.02 2.68 $18.08 $37,600
Montana 3,720 7.95 1.93 $15.83 $32,940
Oregon 14,660 7.69 1.87 $20.10 $41,810
Alaska 2,330 7.35 1.79 $19.13 $39,790
Massachusetts 25,240 6.97 1.69 $21.24 $44,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,410 1.95 0.47 $22.12 $46,020
Massachusetts 25,240 6.97 1.69 $21.24 $44,180
California 95,120 5.47 1.33 $21.21 $44,110
Washington 8,870 2.67 0.65 $20.81 $43,290
Hawaii 1,060 1.67 0.41 $20.79 $43,240





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 33,750 5.41 1.31 $20.78 $43,220
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 24,640 6.74 1.64 $17.63 $36,680
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 19,330 6.91 1.68 $21.81 $45,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 18,610 6.10 1.48 $17.23 $35,830
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 14,460 1.50 0.36 $21.32 $44,350
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 12,600 2.69 0.65 $18.75 $39,000
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 12,460 4.33 1.05 $18.86 $39,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 12,190 4.44 1.08 $18.41 $38,290
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 11,820 5.97 1.45 $17.71 $36,830
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 11,110 4.50 1.09 $23.62 $49,140