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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 $52K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $20K, respectively — total cash payment to Medical Office Administrators can bottom out near $25K or peak near $78K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by roughly two in five. Most Medical Office Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$31,964 - $82,995
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MEDIAN: $51,542
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$10.17 - $25.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$31,964 - $82,995  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,274  
Profit Sharing
$354.06 - $20,273  
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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$24,580 - $77,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $25.66  
   
Overtime
$1.29 - $38.23  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,274  
   
Profit Sharing
$354.06 - $20,273  
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).
)
$24,580 - $77,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 300
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Medical Office Administrator


Survey results suggest that Medical Office Administrators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Human Resources, Operations Management, and Payroll Administration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 26 percent, and 24 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Insurance, Electronic Medical Records, and Medical Coding. It is often found that people who know Human Resources are also skilled in Billing.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Office Administrator

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Medical Office Administrators. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $32K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $40K on average. On average, Medical Office Administrators make $52K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $60K.

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Experience Affects Medical Office Administrator Salaries



National Average
$41,000



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National Average
$41,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 128 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 31%