Clinical Assistant Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Clinical Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $13.35 per hour on average. Pay starts at $9.91 per hour and can approach $18.81 on the higher side. Residency and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, 25 percent are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by most and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Clinical Assistants. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Clinical Assistant Salary (?
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$24,838 - $55,158
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MEDIAN: $37,293
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Clinical Assistant Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$9.91 - $18.81
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,838 - $55,158  
   
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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$20,949 - $42,221  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $18.81  
   
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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$20,949 - $42,221  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 335
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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 can expect a sizeable increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Registered Nurse can offer an extra $26K annually than lower-level jobs in the same field.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
At career start, salaries are typically $28K, which grow to $30K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $34K. Pay actually shrinks for Clinical Assistants after two decades in the profession, averaging $33K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than 10 of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 13 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 5 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; most of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

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). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average.

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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
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Clinical Assistant Salaries

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

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

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