Medical Office Administrator Salary

A Medical Office Administrator earns an average wage of $14.62 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Payroll Administration, Human Resources, Operations Management, and Office Management. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
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$28,363 - $85,826
$28K
$49K
$86K
MEDIAN: $49,055
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$10.28 - $21.91
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MEDIAN: $14.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$28,363 - $85,826  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
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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$23,622 - $66,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 210
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $21.91  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $36.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
   
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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$23,622 - $66,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 326

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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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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: $34,406

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Key Stats for Medical Office Administrator

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Medical Office Administrator Salaries

▲73%

▲41%

▲5%

National Average
$34,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Medical Office Administrator Salaries





▲7%


▲4%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲1%

Medical Coding
▲1%

National Average
$34,000

Office Administration
▼4%

Scheduling
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 33%
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