A Medical Office Assistant earns an average wage of $13.11 per hour. A skill in Phlebotomy is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$22,350 - $46,515
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$22K
$31K
$47K
MEDIAN: $30,588
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$10.01 - $16.92
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,350 - $46,515  
   
Bonus
$73.40 - $2,451  
Total Pay (?
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$20,949 - $36,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $16.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$10.30 - $24.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$73.40 - $2,451  
   
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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$20,949 - $36,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,071
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Job Description for Medical Office Assistant

Medical office assistants are often considered the glue that holds a clinic or doctor's office together. While they don't normally have any formal medical training, they are the persons who help keep the office running as smoothly as possible. They provide a wide spectrum of office administration functions, including recordkeeping and patient documentation. In some practices, they may also work to assist in preparing patients for basic examination procedures.

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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.

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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

National Average: $27,870

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Medical Office Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Medical Office Assistant?

Medical Office Assistant in Birmingham:
"Our office is extremely busy but we all work together!"
Pros: People. Everyone does their part and we have become a very successful team. I believe we realize that each division of our office plays an integral part in how well we work as a whole. Its nice to work in a place where everyone is on board for success.
Cons: No overtime. Low salary. Cost of insurance policies.

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Experience Affects Medical Office Assistant Salaries




National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Medical Office Assistant Salaries

Phlebotomy
up arrow 11%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Medical Coding
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Billing
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Phone Support
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
0%

Medical Records
0%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
0%

National Average
$28,000

Office Administration
up arrow 10%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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