Medical Support Assistant Salary

Medical Support Assistants in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $34K per year. Earnings sit near $25K on the lower side but can approach $43K per year on the higher side. While the company and location impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Medical Support Assistants making up 72 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$27,416 - $42,523

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$10.08 - $19.67

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Salary
$27,416 - $42,523  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $508  
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$24,551 - $42,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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$10.08 - $19.67  
   
Overtime
$4.92 - $27.84  
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$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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$24,551 - $42,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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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For Medical Support Assistants, comfortable salaries can be found at Veterans Affairs Hospital; in fact, median earnings sit around $37K, the highest in the area.


Medical Support Assistants who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Scheduling, and Office Administration can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Office Administration. Many workers who know Customer Service also know Scheduling.

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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $32K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $34K. Medical Support Assistants see a median salary of $36K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Medical Support Assistants who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $40K.

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Experience Affects Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
0%

National Average
$33,000

Office Administration
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%
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