How Much do Medical Secretaries Make?

Do medical secretaries make a lot of money? What is the average pay for medical secretaries?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical secretaries in the United States earn an average of $38,090 a year, equivalent to $18.31 an hour. Medical secretaries make 29% less than the average American worker.

Medical secretaries in Massachusetts are the best paid, making $44,180 a year, while medical secretaries in Louisiana make the least at $30,930.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Medical Secretarie Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $25.59 $53,230
75th $21.47 $44,650
50th $17.59 $36,580
25th $14.71 $30,590
10th $12.58 $26,180
Medical Secretarie Wages by State

In what states do medical secretaries make the most? In what states do medical secretaries make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $16.93 $35,210
Alaska $19.13 $39,790
Arizona $17.81 $37,050
Arkansas $16.72 $34,790
California $21.21 $44,110
Colorado $18.60 $38,690
Connecticut $20.26 $42,140
Delaware $18.08 $37,600
Florida $16.71 $34,760
Georgia $17.48 $36,350
Hawaii $20.79 $43,240
Idaho $19.16 $39,860
Illinois $18.07 $37,580
Indiana $17.48 $36,350
Iowa $16.86 $35,080
Kansas $16.95 $35,260
Kentucky $16.01 $33,300
Louisiana $14.87 $30,930
Maine $17.21 $35,790
Maryland $19.49 $40,540
Massachusetts $21.24 $44,180
Michigan $17.24 $35,860
Minnesota $20.42 $42,470
Mississippi $14.99 $31,180
Missouri $17.21 $35,790
Montana $15.83 $32,940
Nebraska $16.53 $34,370
Nevada $18.72 $38,930
New Hampshire $19.22 $39,970
New Jersey $20.75 $43,170
New Mexico $15.72 $32,700
New York $19.95 $41,490
North Carolina $16.72 $34,770
North Dakota $17.86 $37,160
Ohio $17.14 $35,650
Oklahoma $15.77 $32,800
Oregon $20.10 $41,810
Pennsylvania $17.62 $36,640
Rhode Island $20.67 $42,990
South Carolina $17.13 $35,640
South Dakota $17.93 $37,300
Tennessee $15.89 $33,050
Texas $16.68 $34,690
Utah $16.93 $35,220
Vermont $19.14 $39,810
Virginia $18.63 $38,760
Washington $20.81 $43,290
West Virginia $15.06 $31,320
Wisconsin $17.54 $36,490
Wyoming $16.73 $34,790
Metro Areas Where Medical Secretaries Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
San Jose, CA $26.11 $54,310
Salinas, CA $24.17 $50,260
Vallejo, CA $23.94 $49,780
San Francisco, CA $23.62 $49,140
Longview, WA $22.73 $47,270
Sacramento, CA $22.72 $47,270
Napa, CA $22.66 $47,130
New Haven, CT $22.46 $46,720
Seattle, WA $22.22 $46,210
Boston, MA $21.81 $45,370
Medical Secretarie Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $18.31 $38,090
2018 $17.83 $37,090
2017 $17.25 $35,870
2016 $16.85 $35,060
2015 $16.50 $34,330
2014 $16.12 $33,530
2013 $15.93 $33,140
2012 $15.71 $32,670
2011 $15.59 $32,430