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 $34K annually. Earnings generally vary between $24K and $43K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and geographic location. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Medical Support Assistants making up 73 percent. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in five — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,360 - $42,262
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$27K
$34K
$42K
MEDIAN: $34,224
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$10.06 - $19.72
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$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$27,360 - $42,262  
   
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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$24,455 - $42,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $19.72  
   
Overtime
$3.71 - $27.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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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$24,455 - $42,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Veterans Affairs Hospital offers the most; Medical Support Assistants earn $37K on average there.


Survey takers who work as Medical Support Assistants report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Scheduling, and Office Administration can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Office Administration and Scheduling. It is not unusual for someone who knows Customer Service to be familiar with Scheduling as well.

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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $32K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $34K on average. Medical Support Assistants see a median salary of $35K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Medical Support Assistant with more than 20 years of experience can earn $39K on average.

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Experience Affects Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$33,000

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Office Administration
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 20%
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