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Medical Support Assistant Salary

Medical Support Assistants in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $34K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $25K to $42K per year. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though the particular city and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — one-fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Female Medical Support Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,592 - $42,158
(Median)
$28K
$34K
$42K
MEDIAN: $34,327
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$10.11 - $19.63
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$27,592 - $42,158  
   
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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$24,690 - $42,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $19.63  
   
Overtime
$3.52 - $25.74  
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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$24,690 - $42,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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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Survey results show that Medical Support Assistants typically report just a few 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.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Support Assistant

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


Medical Support Assistants do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $32K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $36K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $37K.

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Experience Affects Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Medical Support Assistant Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

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
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 20%
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