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Clinical Assistant Salary

The larger portion of Clinical Assistants in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $13.78 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.04 per hour, and the top verges on $18.96. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$23,835 - $57,931
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$58K
MEDIAN: $36,022
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$10.04 - $18.96
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,835 - $57,931  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,230  
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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$21,210 - $43,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $18.96  
   
Overtime
$14.84 - $30.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,230  
   
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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$21,210 - $43,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 395

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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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Clinical Assistants might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Registered Nurse, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $55K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Clinical Assistants typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Phlebotomy, Customer Service, Electronic Medical Records, and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average. Medical Records, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Assistant

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $28K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $31K. Clinical Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $34K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $32K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Clinical Assistant Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Phlebotomy
up arrow 4%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

National Average
$30,000

Medical Records
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
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%
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