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Medical Office Assistant Salary

A Medical Office Assistant earns an average wage of $12.51 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$20,055 - $41,023
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$41K
MEDIAN: $29,835
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50%
90%

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$9.60 - $16.38
(Median)
$9
$13
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,055 - $41,023  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $978  
Profit Sharing
$495.79 - $4,422  
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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$20,135 - $35,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.60 - $16.38  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $25.05  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $978  
   
Profit Sharing
$495.79 - $4,422  
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).
)
$20,135 - $35,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,397

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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.

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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

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Experience Affects Medical Office Assistant Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Medical Office Assistant Salaries

up arrow 5%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%

Insurance
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Medical Records
up arrow 2%

Phone Support
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$27,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 2%

Phlebotomy
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 241 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 40%