Medical Office Assistant Salary (United States)

A Medical Office Assistant earns an average wage of $12.36 per hour. A skill in Customer Relations is associated with high pay for this job. 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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$19,940 - $40,446
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MEDIAN: $29,813
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Medical Office Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.49 - $16.26
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,940 - $40,446  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $991  
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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$19,973 - $35,506  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,788
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.49 - $16.26  
   
Overtime
$1.54 - $25.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $991  
   
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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$19,973 - $35,506  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,788
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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.
Read more about: Medical Assistants
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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
Eugene
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Atlanta
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Milwaukee
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Chicago
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Peoria
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Houston
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Baltimore
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Oklahoma City
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Detroit
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National Average
$26,000
Buffalo
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San Antonio
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Experience Affects Medical Office Assistant Salaries

National Average
$26,000

Skills That Affect Medical Office Assistant Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 32%
Insurance
up arrow 4%
Customer Service
up arrow 3%
Scheduling
up arrow 3%
Data Entry
up arrow 3%
Medical Records
up arrow 3%
Billing
up arrow 3%
Phone Support
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
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National Average
$26,000
Medical Coding
up arrow 2%
Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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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: 56% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 41%
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