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Medical Support Assistant Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Medical Support Assistants in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $34K annually. Pay generally varies between $25K and $42K per year. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, one in five claim no health benefits at all. Medical Support Assistants survey participants are largely women, dominating at 69 percent. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$27,582 - $41,667
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MEDIAN: $34,017
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$27,582 - $41,667  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $517  
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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$24,685 - $41,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $18.65  
   
Overtime
$3.48 - $25.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $517  
   
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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$24,685 - $41,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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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Bringing up the rear, Department of Veteran's Affairs' median pay of $34K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $45K.


Professional skills reported by Medical Support Assistants are few in number. Scheduling and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding of Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Support Assistant

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $34K. Medical Support Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $35K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $32K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$33,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 21%