Medical Support Assistant Salary

Medical Support Assistants in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $35K annually. Earnings generally vary between $25K and $43K per year. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and the specific company are driving factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Medical Support Assistants survey respondents are women (71 percent). A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,239 - $43,991
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$27K
$35K
$44K
MEDIAN: $35,480
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$10.34 - $20.03
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$27,239 - $43,991  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
Total Pay (?
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$24,628 - $43,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $20.03  
   
Overtime
$6.41 - $27.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$24,628 - $43,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Support Assistant


Medical Support Assistants flock to Veterans Affairs Hospital for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $37K lead the pack in compensation.

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 $38K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Medical Support Assistant


Typical Medical Support Assistants report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Medical Terminology and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $33K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $35K on average. Medical Support Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $36K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $41K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Medical Terminology
up arrow 23%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
0%

Office Administration
0%

National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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