Medical Support Assistant Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Medical Support Assistants in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $34K annually. Earnings sit near $25K on the lower side but can approach $43K per year on the higher side. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and the particular employer. Health benefits are not claimed by all — around one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Though the majority of Medical Support Assistants do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Most Medical Support Assistants survey respondents are women (72 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,506 - $42,333
(Median)
$28K
$34K
$42K
MEDIAN: $34,214
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$10.04 - $19.67
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$27,506 - $42,333  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $508  
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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$24,571 - $42,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $19.67  
   
Overtime
$3.64 - $25.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $508  
   
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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$24,571 - $42,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Medical Support Assistant

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Medical Support Assistants only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Scheduling, and Office Administration can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration and Scheduling. Scheduling is a skill commonly found among those who know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Support Assistant

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


Medical Support Assistants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $32K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $34K. Medical Support Assistants see a median salary of $35K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $39K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Medical Support Assistant Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Office Administration
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 21%
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