Clinical Assistant Salary

For Clinical Assistants, hourly average wages total $14.66 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority of Clinical Assistants (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most Clinical Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,416 - $63,746
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$35K
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MEDIAN: $35,307
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$10.76 - $19.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,416 - $63,746  
   
Bonus
$309.13 - $2,521  
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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$22,825 - $42,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.76 - $19.59  
   
Overtime
$3.00 - $25.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$309.13 - $2,521  
   
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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$22,825 - $42,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 383

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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

  • Provide clinical care, conduct exams, and collect basic information from and for patients.
  • Enter data into online systems, following regulations and ensuring accuracy.
  • Schedule patients, rooms, and equipment and ensure room turnover.
  • Educate patients, advocates and families about diagnoses, treatments and options.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Assistant


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Clinical Assistants do not often transition into Registered Nurse roles. The role averages $56K per year. However, Clinical Assistants typically graduate to Medical Assistants or Administrative Assistants.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Assistant


Clinical Assistants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Patient Education, Patient Counseling, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. Those listing Medical Records and Medical Terminology as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Phlebotomy and Medical Terminology.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 302 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Clinical Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 63 salaries. A Clinical Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,199

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

Surpassing the national average by 49 percent, Clinical Assistants in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Clinical Assistants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+44 percent), Falls Church (+32 percent), Charlotte (+25 percent), and Philadelphia (+18 percent). Baltimore ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (11 percent lower) and Houston (10 percent lower).

Clinical Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Assistant?

Clinical Assistant in Motherwell:
"If you cant smile at work your in the wrong job."
Pros: Being thanked by the patients, the flexible hours I can work and spend time with my kids thanks to the flexibility of hours.
Cons: Not being able to send a patient home to their family.

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Key Stats for Clinical Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Clinical Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$31,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Clinical Assistant Salaries

Scheduling
▲10%

Patient Education
▲10%

Patient Counseling
▲6%



▲1%

National Average
$31,000

Medical Terminology
▼9%

Medical Records
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 26%
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