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Medical Office Specialist Salary

A Medical Office Specialist earns an average wage of $12.39 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Billing and Scheduling. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$24,126 - $40,532
(Median)
$24K
$32K
$41K
MEDIAN: $32,316
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$10.05 - $15.78
(Median)
$10
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$24,126 - $40,532  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $608  
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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$21,154 - $37,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $15.78  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $608  
   
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).
)
$21,154 - $37,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159

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Job Description for Medical Office Specialist

Medical office specialists are employed by a variety of health practices as the first line of communication with their patients. They typically work at a front desk or reception area and are primarily responsible for effectively communicating with patients and medical professionals. The main duties of a medical office specialist include scheduling appointments, answering phone inquiries, assisting patients with the check-in and check-out process, and verifying patient registration and insurance information.

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Medical Office Specialist Tasks

  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
  • Interview patients to complete insurance and privacy forms.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Office Specialist

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

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Experience Affects Medical Office Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 9%


National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Medical Office Specialist Salaries

Billing
up arrow 18%

Scheduling
up arrow 11%

Medical Coding
up arrow 7%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 6%

Medical Records
up arrow 4%

Insurance
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 22%