Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
556,820 0.7 % $16.85 $35,060 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.16 $13.32 $16.22 $19.42 $23.91
Annual Wage (2) $23,220 $27,710 $33,730 $40,400 $49,730


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 179,580 7.14 $16.26 $33,820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 138,950 2.57 $17.09 $35,550
Offices of Dentists 82,460 8.99 $18.82 $39,130
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 51,120 6.10 $15.02 $31,240
Outpatient Care Centers 27,650 3.31 $16.65 $34,630

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 82,460 8.99 $18.82 $39,130
Offices of Physicians 179,580 7.14 $16.26 $33,820
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 51,120 6.10 $15.02 $31,240
Outpatient Care Centers 27,650 3.31 $16.65 $34,630
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 8,140 3.18 $18.46 $38,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 60 (7) $21.97 $45,700
Scientific Research and Development Services 440 0.07 $20.44 $42,510
Junior Colleges 40 0.01 $20.41 $42,440
Legal Services 980 0.09 $19.87 $41,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,080 0.24 $19.28 $40,110


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 96,290 8.20 2.07 $15.41 $32,050
California 73,310 4.59 1.16 $19.23 $40,000
Ohio 39,610 7.42 1.87 $15.37 $31,970
Pennsylvania 24,450 4.26 1.07 $16.64 $34,600
Massachusetts 22,240 6.43 1.62 $20.32 $42,270




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 4,010 9.09 2.29 $17.02 $35,410
Texas 96,290 8.20 2.07 $15.41 $32,050
Oregon 13,460 7.52 1.90 $18.15 $37,750
Ohio 39,610 7.42 1.87 $15.37 $31,970
Massachusetts 22,240 6.43 1.62 $20.32 $42,270




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 1,710 2.44 0.61 $21.04 $43,750
Washington 8,420 2.75 0.69 $20.42 $42,470
Massachusetts 22,240 6.43 1.62 $20.32 $42,270
Connecticut 3,930 2.36 0.60 $20.24 $42,110
Minnesota 11,200 3.98 1.00 $19.84 $41,260





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 25,130 8.56 2.16 $16.60 $34,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 19,800 8.15 2.05 $15.60 $32,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 19,020 4.51 1.14 $18.23 $37,920
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 11,840 6.56 1.66 $21.18 $44,060
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,630 1.61 0.41 $20.57 $42,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 9,930 5.13 1.29 $16.12 $33,530
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 8,310 8.47 2.14 $16.31 $33,920
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 8,260 2.27 0.57 $16.56 $34,440
Columbus, OH 8,180 7.99 2.01 $16.27 $33,850
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 8,060 5.15 1.30 $17.36 $36,110