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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
Industry profile for Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
Geographic profile for Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

National estimates for Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
597,100 0.8 % $ 18.75 $ 39,000 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.98 $ 15.08 $ 17.96 $ 21.93 $ 26.25
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,000 $ 31,370 $ 37,350 $ 45,620 $ 54,600


Industry profile for Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 186,530 7.20 $ 18.17 $ 37,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 150,390 2.69 $ 18.93 $ 39,370
Offices of Dentists 74,020 8.74 $ 20.19 $ 41,990
Outpatient Care Centers 43,400 4.52 $ 21.11 $ 43,920
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 43,050 4.77 $ 16.93 $ 35,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 74,020 8.74 $ 20.19 $ 41,990
Offices of Physicians 186,530 7.20 $ 18.17 $ 37,790
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 43,050 4.77 $ 16.93 $ 35,220
Outpatient Care Centers 43,400 4.52 $ 21.11 $ 43,920
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 7,700 2.88 $ 19.81 $ 41,200

Top paying industries for Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 40 0.03 $ 23.72 $ 49,340
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 40 (7) $ 22.26 $ 46,300
Religious Organizations (8) (8) $ 22.18 $ 46,140
Legal Services 550 0.05 $ 21.68 $ 45,100
Outpatient Care Centers 43,400 4.52 $ 21.11 $ 43,920


Geographic profile for Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 97,110 5.91 1.38 $ 22.18 $ 46,140
Texas 76,000 6.28 1.46 $ 17.00 $ 35,360
Florida 36,450 4.32 1.01 $ 16.90 $ 35,150
Ohio 31,780 6.19 1.44 $ 17.54 $ 36,480
Michigan 22,600 5.76 1.34 $ 17.18 $ 35,740




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 4,970 11.65 2.71 $ 17.79 $ 37,000
Alaska 2,750 9.28 2.16 $ 19.61 $ 40,790
Montana 3,910 8.59 2.00 $ 16.13 $ 33,550
Oregon 14,240 7.88 1.84 $ 20.46 $ 42,550
Massachusetts 22,360 6.67 1.55 $ 21.59 $ 44,900




Top paying states for Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,230 1.79 0.42 $ 22.65 $ 47,110
California 97,110 5.91 1.38 $ 22.18 $ 46,140
Washington 8,110 2.54 0.59 $ 22.11 $ 45,990
Massachusetts 22,360 6.67 1.55 $ 21.59 $ 44,900
Rhode Island 1,770 3.99 0.93 $ 21.03 $ 43,740





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 35,850 6.16 1.43 $ 21.96 $ 45,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 23,520 6.55 1.53 $ 17.89 $ 37,210
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 17,610 6.77 1.58 $ 21.96 $ 45,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 16,800 5.66 1.32 $ 17.85 $ 37,120
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 14,090 1.59 0.37 $ 21.38 $ 44,460
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 13,790 3.16 0.74 $ 18.95 $ 39,420
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 12,490 5.92 1.38 $ 18.49 $ 38,450
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 12,200 5.24 1.22 $ 25.01 $ 52,020
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 11,840 4.39 1.02 $ 19.24 $ 40,030
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 11,070 4.41 1.03 $ 17.36 $ 36,120




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Angelo, TX 630 13.71 3.19 $ 15.11 $ 31,430
Abilene, TX 900 13.57 3.16 $ 14.74 $ 30,650
Bend-Redmond, OR 1,070 13.36 3.11 $ 19.40 $ 40,350
Corvallis, OR 440 12.56 2.92 $ 19.00 $ 39,520
Medford, OR 1,020 12.17 2.84 $ 18.06 $ 37,570
Grants Pass, OR 310 12.01 2.80 $ 18.62 $ 38,740
Missoula, MT 700 11.81 2.75 $ 15.92 $ 33,110
Great Falls, MT 400 11.59 2.70 $ 15.92 $ 33,120
Lubbock, TX 1,620 11.50 2.68 $ 14.80 $ 30,780
Anchorage, AK 1,860 11.30 2.63 $ 19.96 $ 41,510