Medical Support Assistant Salary

Medical Support Assistants in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $36K annually. While geography and the individual firm impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. The majority of Medical Support Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Medical Support Assistants (68 percent) survey participants are women. A strong majority enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a majority get vision benefits. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,050 - $44,207
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$36K
$44K
MEDIAN: $36,304
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$11.76 - $19.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$29,050 - $44,207  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$25,993 - $43,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $19.98  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $29.21  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$25,993 - $43,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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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 offers the largest salaries in town — $40K on average.

The Veterans Administration (United States) offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $34K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $26K to $43K.

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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Office Administration. Most people who know Customer Service also 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
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$35,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Medical Terminology
▲16%

Scheduling
▼0%

National Average
$35,000


Office Administration
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%
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