Medical Office Administrator Salary

Women account for the majority of Medical Office Administrators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $14.68 per hour. Overall cash earnings of Medical Office Administrators stretch from $24K near the bottom to $66K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — more than a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and more than two-fifths have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Medical Office Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,311 - $84,914
$28K
$48K
$85K
MEDIAN: $48,417
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$10.62 - $21.67
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$0$84K
Salary $28,311 - $84,914
Bonus $50.00 - $6,013
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,257
Commission $2,610
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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$23,967 - $65,522
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 198
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $10.62 - $21.67
Overtime $0.00 - $36.29
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $50.00 - $6,013
Commission $2,610
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,257
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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$23,967 - $65,522
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 316

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Job Description for Medical Office Administrator

Medical office administrators (sometimes called medical secretaries or medical office assistants) are responsible for managing the administrative duties of a medical practitioner's office. The main objective of a medical office administrator is to ensure that all administrative duties of the medical office are handled properly and efficiently, that the office runs smoothly, and that all patient needs are met. Their responsibilities include answering phone calls, creating and managing patient files, scheduling and confirming appointments and handling billing issues. Medical office administrators also keep the main waiting area clean and inviting, making sure to have magazines and other reading materials available for patients as they wait. Additionally, medical office administrators must maintain calendars and appointments for the medical professionals who work in the office. The medical office administrator is often the first person that a patient sees when they arrive at the doctor's office. They are in charge of checking patients in, providing forms to patients, answering any questions, and helping patients to feel comfortable as they wait for their appointment.

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Medical Office Administrator Tasks

  • Oversee day-to-day operational and staffing activities.
  • Administer fiscal operations; including accounting, planning budgets and coordinating financial reporting.
  • Ensure compliance and maintain awareness of payer and reimbursement policies, coding guidelines and health insurance changes.
  • Maintain organizational policies and procedures for the clinic.

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Popular Skills for Medical Office Administrator


Survey results imply that Medical Office Administrators deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Lucky workers who know Payroll Administration can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 47 percent above average. Human Resources and Operations Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 44 percent and 47 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Scheduling and Office Administration. Most people experienced in Billing also know Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Office Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Medical Office Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Office Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 321 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Office Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Medical Office Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 124 salaries. A Medical Office Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 78 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,643

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

Surpassing the national average by 104 percent, Medical Office Administrators in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Medical Office Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+88 percent), Dallas (+88 percent), Denver (+81 percent), and Chicago (+80 percent). Medical Office Administrators in Charlotte take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Diego (10 percent lower) and Tampa (8 percent lower).

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Q: What is it like working as a Medical Office Administrator?

Medical Office Administrator in Robbinsville:
"Dawns review."
Pros: Dealing with the people.
Cons: The strong personalities and the people who don't like to take directions and resist.

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Key Stats for Medical Office Administrator

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Medical Office Administrator Salaries

▲72%

▲40%

▲5%

National Average
$35,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Medical Office Administrator Salaries





▲6%


▲3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼0%

Medical Coding
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

Office Administration
▼4%

Scheduling
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 35%
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