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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 per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $25K to $42K per year. While the particular city and the specific company impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, somewhere between a fifth and a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Medical Support Assistants making up 71 percent. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$27,484 - $42,297
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$27K
$34K
$42K
MEDIAN: $34,129
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$10.23 - $19.81
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$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$27,484 - $42,297  
   
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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$24,806 - $42,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $19.81  
   
Overtime
$3.50 - $25.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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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$24,806 - $42,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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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Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $45K, Department of Veteran's Affairs still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $36K, the lowest in the field.


Medical Support Assistants report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Scheduling, and Office Administration can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Support Assistant

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $32K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $35K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Support Assistants make a median salary of $36K. 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 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
0%

National Average
$33,000

Office Administration
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

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: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 22%