A Medical Office Assistant earns an average wage of $13.18 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.

$22,365 - $45,542
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MEDIAN: $30,948
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$10.06 - $16.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,365 - $45,542  
   
Bonus
$99.10 - $4,122  
Total Pay (?
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$21,046 - $36,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $16.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$13.04 - $24.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$99.10 - $4,122  
   
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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$21,046 - $36,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,081

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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

  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • May assist with administrative duties including scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes.
  • Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.

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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: $28,007

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Medical Office Assistant Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Medical Office Assistant

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Medical Office Assistant Salaries




National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Medical Office Assistant Salaries

Phlebotomy
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Bilingual
up arrow 7%





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Customer Service
0%

Medical Records
0%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
0%

National Average
$28,000

Office Administration
up arrow 10%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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