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Clinical Assistant Salary (United States)

Most Clinical Assistants in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $13.41 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.89 per hour on the low end to $18.98 on the high end. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — around one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Clinical Assistant Salary (?
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$24,696 - $54,998
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MEDIAN: $37,322
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Clinical Assistant Salary (?
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$9.89 - $18.98
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,696 - $54,998  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,015  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,922 - $42,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $18.98  
   
Overtime
$14.71 - $30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,015  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,922 - $42,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 356
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Job Description for Clinical Assistant

Clinical assistants are responsible for assisting clinical professionals with day-to-day clinical tasks in their organization. They are in charge of completing administrative activities, as well as more complex clinical duties. Their main functions include coordinating front desk responsibilities and maintaining proper documentation, as well as keeping accurate supplies and inventory records and ordering new items as needed. They also complete routine clinical duties such as drawing blood and taking temperatures, as well as complete training programs to increase their productivity and assist with other clinical tasks.
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Clinical Assistant Tasks
  • Schedule patients, rooms, and equipment and ensure room turnover.
  • Educate patients, advocates and families about diagnoses, treatments and options.
  • Provide clinical care, conduct exams, and collect basic information from and for patients.
  • Enter data into online systems, following regulations and ensuring accuracy.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Assistant

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More often than not, Clinical Assistants take top-notch roles like Registered Nurse. Pay for that position is $55K annually on average.

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Clinical Assistants usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Phlebotomy, and Electronic Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts ranging from 3 percent to 7 percent.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $28K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $31K. Clinical Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $35K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $32K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Indianapolis
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National Average
$29,000
Austin
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Atlanta
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For Clinical Assistants, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Clinical Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+16 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Clinical Assistant Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000
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Skills That Affect Clinical Assistant Salaries

Phlebotomy
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 25%