Clinical Assistant Salary (United States)

Clinical Assistants in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $13.35 per hour. Pay starts at $9.91 per hour and can approach $18.81 on the higher side. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Health benefits are not claimed by all—about one-fourth lack any form of coverage—but most have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Clinical Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to 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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For Clinical Assistants, career advancement usually has a positive, and rather large, impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Registered Nurse will earn $26K more than someone not as far along in their career.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Standard salaries begin at $28K and can reach $30K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $34K. For Clinical Assistants, pay actually goes down to about $33K after two decades on the job. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than 10 percent 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. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—most of those surveyed fit this bill.

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 those looking to make money, Clinical Assistants in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Clinical Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+16 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 14 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Clinical Assistant Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Clinical Assistant Salaries

Phlebotomy
up arrow 7%
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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