Medical Support Assistant Salary

Medical Support Assistants in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $35K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $25K, and the top verges on $43K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the particular employer. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Medical Support Assistants is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Medical Support Assistants making up 71 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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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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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
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$10.34 - $20.03  
   
Overtime
$6.41 - $27.83  
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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


The biggest paychecks can be found at Veterans Affairs Hospital — the median salary there is $37K.

Pay for Medical Support Assistants is the lowest at The Veterans Administration (United States), which has a median salary of $34K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $38K.

Popular Skills for Medical Support Assistant


Professional skills reported by Medical Support Assistants are few in number. 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 experienced in 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 Medical Support Assistants, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 see a median salary of $36K after reaching 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 $41K.

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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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