According to 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical secretaries (also regarded as “administrative assistants”) earn an average salary of $38,090 per year—$18.31 per hour.* The BLS projects a 16% increase in employment from 2018-2028. How much you can expect to make will depend largely on the precise responsibilities of the job, your level of education & experience, and the state in which you work. Because of the many duties, responsibilities and job titles in this field, pay can vary widely. ** These are national estimates and do not represent entry-level/starting wages. Learn more about our medical office administration program Explore Now Other Questions Are healthcare administrators in demand? AA vs. AS vs. AAS degrees: what's the difference? How much can I make with a degree in criminal justice? How long does it take to get an associate degree in healthcare administration?