It's impossible to make it big as a Medical Support Assistants in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $36K annually. While geography and the specific company impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Though the majority of Medical Support Assistants do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Women make up the majority of Medical Support Assistants (68 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$27,888 - $44,239
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$36K
$44K
MEDIAN: $35,813
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$11.37 - $20.23
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$27,888 - $44,239  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$25,614 - $43,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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$11.37 - $20.23  
   
Overtime
$15.15 - $29.50  
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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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$25,614 - $43,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Support Assistant


For Medical Support Assistants, comfortable salaries can be found at Veteran's Affairs Medical Center; in fact, median earnings sit around $40K, the highest in the area.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $26K to just $42K — but The Veterans Administration (United States) offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $34K.

Popular Skills for Medical Support Assistant


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Medical Support Assistants who took the survey. 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. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Medical Terminology.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Support Assistant

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


For many Medical Support Assistants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $34K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $36K. On average, Medical Support Assistants make $37K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $42K.

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Experience Affects Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000

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Skills That Affect Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Medical Terminology
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Scheduling
0%

National Average
$35,000

Customer Service
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Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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