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Career Guide: Medical Secretaries

Career Guide: Medical Secretaries

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Management of companies and enterprises – $41,570
Local government – 38,670
Colleges, universities, and professional schools – 36,510
State government – 35,830
Employment services – 31,600

Median annual earnings of legal secretaries were $38,190 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $29,650 and $48,520. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,870, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $58,770. Medical secretaries earned a median annual salary of $28,090 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $23,250 and $34,210. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $19,750, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $40,870.

Salaries vary a great deal, however, reflecting differences in skill, experience, and level of responsibility. Certification in this field may be rewarded by a higher salary.


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