Medical Office Administrator Salary

Most Medical Office Administrators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.62 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Medical Office Administrators stretch from $24K on the lower end to $67K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although more than half have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, roughly a third claim no health benefits at all. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,421 - $82,516
$28K
$50K
$83K
MEDIAN: $49,810
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$10.25 - $21.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$28,421 - $82,516  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,847  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,302  
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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$23,559 - $67,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 220
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $21.88  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,847  
   
Commission
$2,610  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,302  
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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$23,559 - $67,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 318

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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


Medical Office Administrators seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Payroll Administration, Human Resources, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 47 percent, 46 percent, and 44 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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: $34,745

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For those looking to make money, Medical Office Administrators in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 103 percent above the national average. Medical Office Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+87 percent), Dallas (+87 percent), Denver (+81 percent), and Chicago (+80 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Charlotte Medical Office Administrators earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average. Employers in San Diego and Tampa also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Medical Office Administrator

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Medical Office Administrator Salaries

▲72%

▲40%

▲4%

National Average
$35,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Medical Office Administrator Salaries





▲6%


▲3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼0%

Medical Coding
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

Office Administration
▼5%

Scheduling
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 33%