Clinical Assistant Salary

Most Clinical Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $13.96 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $10.11 per hour to $19.30. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Job satisfaction for Clinical Assistants is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Read More
$24,211 - $65,520
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$66K
MEDIAN: $36,259
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$10.11 - $19.30
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,211 - $65,520  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,017  
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).
)
$21,378 - $43,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $19.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.42  
Overtime
$13.85 - $26.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,017  
   
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).
)
$21,378 - $43,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 487
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Many Clinical Assistants move into a Registered Nurse role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $55K per year. Becoming a Clinical Coordinator or an Administrative Assistant is a common transition from a Clinical Assistant role.

Clinical Assistant Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Clinical Assistant


Survey results imply that Clinical Assistants put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Patient Education, Electronic Medical Records, Customer Service, and Phlebotomy are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Medical Records as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Medical Terminology and Scheduling also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Medical Terminology.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Clinical Assistants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $29K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $32K. Clinical Assistants see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,273

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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 (+12 percent), Rochester (+11 percent), Minneapolis (+8 percent), and Miami (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Cleveland (9 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Clinical Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Clinical Assistant Salaries

Patient Education
up arrow 13%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000

Phlebotomy
up arrow 9%

Scheduling
up arrow 12%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 17%

Medical Records
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 24%
ADVERTISEMENT