Medical Practice Manager Salary (United States)

Medical Practice Managers with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent about two-thirds of Medical Practice Managers in the United States. Salaries average out to around $54,345 per year and spread from $39,490 to $79,714 per year. Total cash earnings range from $40,370 on the low end to $79,871 on the high end and can include bonus and profit sharing proceeds as high as $8,170 and $10,899, respectively. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, 25 percent are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by most and dental insurance is reported by about half. Most Medical Practice Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Medical Practice Manager Salary (?
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$40,370 - $79,871
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MEDIAN: $55,657
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Medical Practice Manager Salary (?
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$15.72 - $30.28
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,370 - $79,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
Profit Sharing
$811 - $10,899  
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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$39,490 - $79,714  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 399
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.72 - $30.28  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
   
Profit Sharing
$811 - $10,899  
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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$39,490 - $79,714  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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Job Description for Medical Practice Manager

A medical practice manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the medical facility. They typically supervise all office staff, and they are usually given responsibility for those hiring decisions. The normal duties of the medical practice manager involve scheduling of patients, maintaining records and overseeing any records clerks. They will usually work to ensure that systems regarding billing and insurance interfaces are maintained as well. The medical practice manager needs strong computer skills and is expected to be fluent with all aspects of general office software, as well as specific programs that handle billing, records, and scheduling. The medical practice manager may be required to update their own training and education as various regulations regarding insurance change over time.
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Medical Practice Manager Tasks
  • Implement programs and procedures to improve operations efficiency.
  • Manage staff and oversee budget and financial functions.
  • Manage overall operations of the specific practice’s business functions (e.g. payroll, bank accounts, accounts payable).

Common Career Paths for Medical Practice Manager

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Medical Practice Managers may experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder. An upper-level role like Practice Administrator may bring in a lot more money — an additional $12,263 annually.

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Popular Skills for Medical Practice Manager

Medical Practice Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Operations Management and Accounting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 9 percent respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Office Management and Billing. Most people skilled in Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are similarly competent in Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Practice Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Medical Practice Managers can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $51K can reach $55K. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $55K. After 20 years of work in the field, Medical Practice Managers typically earn $58K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. In this field, age distribution is widespread: 31 percent of those surveyed report the most experience (more than two decades), and 38 percent have the least experience (one to nine years). 30 percent of respondents fall in the middle, with 10-20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, Medical Practice Managers in Dallas enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Medical Practice Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+12 percent) and Atlanta (+9 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Medical Practice Managers is geography, with workers in Tucson earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average.

Medical Practice Manager Advice

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Medical Practice Manager in Cape Town:
"Must Be Able To Organize And Multitask."
Must be able to organize and love multitasking. Self motivation helps a lot. Be friendly to patients on the phone and the office all the time.

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Experience Affects Medical Practice Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$54,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Medical Practice Manager Salaries

Operations Management
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Accounting
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Human Resources
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Medical Coding
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National Average
$54,000
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Billing
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Office Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 25%
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