Medical Support Assistant Salary

Medical Support Assistants aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K per year. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the specific company are driving factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Medical Support Assistants survey participants are more prevalent than men — 69 percent of professionals. While roughly a fifth report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,581 - $44,424
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$36K
$44K
MEDIAN: $36,426
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$11.84 - $19.89
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$0$44K
Salary $29,581 - $44,424
Bonus $509
Total Pay (?
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$25,805 - $43,446
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.84 - $19.89
Overtime $15.46 - $29.73
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $509
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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$25,805 - $43,446
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82

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Job Description for Medical Support Assistant

Medical support assistants work primarily in medical facilities, such as hospitals, medical clinics, and doctors' private practices to perform administrative duties and organize patients' data and schedules. They work closely with patients' physicians, nurses, and other medical staff and must be able to work well in a team environment, and they may also work directly with patients and call insurance companies on their behalf to inquire about insurance benefits.

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Medical Support Assistant Tasks

  • Assist physician/provider with patient examination procedures and support with exams as needed.
  • Contribute to patient data base by collecting and accurately documenting information such as height, weight, allergies, vital signs, and patient education needs for review by the physician/provider.
  • Assist in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the supervision of the physician/provider.
  • Collect and accurately document patient information and provide patient education and information on procedures.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Support Assistant


Veteran's Affairs Medical Center attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $40K.

The Veterans Administration (United States) doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $34K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $43K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Medical Support Assistant


Survey results show that Medical Support Assistants typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Scheduling, Customer Service, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Office Administration. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Medical Terminology.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Support Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Medical Support Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Support Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 125 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Support Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Medical Support Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 52 salaries. A Medical Support Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 13 salaries.

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Key Stats for Medical Support Assistant

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$36,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Medical Terminology
▲15%

National Average
$36,000

Scheduling
▼1%


Office Administration
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 21%
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