Medical Office Assistant Salary (United States)

A Medical Office Assistant earns an average wage of $12.39 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Medical Office Assistant Total Pay (?
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$19,927 - $40,490
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MEDIAN: $29,810
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Medical Office Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.53 - $16.23
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,927 - $40,490  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $985  
Profit Sharing
$413.58 - $5,051  
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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$20,000 - $35,479  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,720
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.53 - $16.23  
   
Overtime
$1.52 - $25.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $985  
   
Profit Sharing
$413.58 - $5,051  
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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$20,000 - $35,479  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,720
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Job Description for Medical Office Assistant

Medical office assistants aid medical practitioners in many areas of business in an office. They handle paperwork and deal with customers outside of the medical care provided. Medical office assistants provide a fair amount of customer service and they are often the people who greet patients when they walk into the office.
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Medical Office Assistant Tasks
  • Receive insurance co-pay payments and post amounts paid to patient accounts.
  • Interview patients to complete insurance and privacy forms.
  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.

Common Career Paths for Medical Office Assistant

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Office Assistant

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Atlanta
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Dallas
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Athens
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Houston
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Detroit
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Oklahoma City
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St. Louis
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National Average
$26,000
Baton Rouge
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Experience Affects Medical Office Assistant Salaries

National Average
$26,000

Skills That Affect Medical Office Assistant Salaries

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Customer Service
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Scheduling
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Data Entry
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Medical Records
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Phone Support
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Insurance
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National Average
$26,000
Medical Coding
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 236 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 41%
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