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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
585,410 0.8 % $17.83 $37,090 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.21 $14.22 $17.19 $20.77 $24.95
Annual Wage (2) $25,390 $29,580 $35,760 $43,200 $51,890


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 179,440 6.93 $17.28 $35,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 152,300 2.75 $18.11 $37,680
Offices of Dentists 83,250 8.80 $19.40 $40,350
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 49,290 5.42 $16.09 $33,460
Outpatient Care Centers 35,560 3.86 $18.78 $39,070

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 83,250 8.80 $19.40 $40,350
Offices of Physicians 179,440 6.93 $17.28 $35,930
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 49,290 5.42 $16.09 $33,460
Outpatient Care Centers 35,560 3.86 $18.78 $39,070
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 7,620 2.91 $18.37 $38,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 60 0.04 $22.76 $47,340
Scientific Research and Development Services 620 0.09 $21.15 $43,990
Insurance Carriers 970 0.08 $20.17 $41,950
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 110 0.01 $19.86 $41,310
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,990 0.23 $19.71 $40,990


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 92,990 7.68 1.90 $16.42 $34,150
California 83,410 4.90 1.21 $20.62 $42,900
Ohio 32,010 5.91 1.46 $16.56 $34,450
Michigan 26,790 6.20 1.53 $17.01 $35,370
Florida 25,770 2.99 0.74 $16.11 $33,520




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 4,450 9.92 2.45 $17.84 $37,110
Texas 92,990 7.68 1.90 $16.42 $34,150
Montana 3,420 7.39 1.83 $15.64 $32,540
Massachusetts 25,730 7.21 1.78 $20.89 $43,450
Oregon 13,580 7.20 1.78 $19.23 $40,000




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 1,270 1.78 0.44 $24.22 $50,370
Massachusetts 25,730 7.21 1.78 $20.89 $43,450
California 83,410 4.90 1.21 $20.62 $42,900
Minnesota 12,450 4.34 1.07 $20.55 $42,750
Washington 8,200 2.52 0.62 $20.52 $42,680





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 28,610 4.68 1.16 $19.85 $41,290
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 28,060 7.86 1.94 $16.95 $35,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 22,960 7.70 1.90 $17.29 $35,970
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 19,630 7.11 1.76 $21.26 $44,230
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,850 1.46 0.36 $21.09 $43,880
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 12,760 6.47 1.60 $17.51 $36,410
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 12,360 2.66 0.66 $17.90 $37,220
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 12,210 4.29 1.06 $18.72 $38,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 12,190 4.54 1.12 $17.78 $36,980
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 9,990 4.13 1.02 $22.54 $46,880