Medical Support Assistant Salary

Medical Support Assistants in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $36K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and the particular employer. A strong majority receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision plans. For the most part, Medical Support Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Medical Support Assistants making up 70 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,527 - $44,144
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$36K
$44K
MEDIAN: $36,212
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$11.83 - $20.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$28,527 - $44,144  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$26,133 - $43,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Hourly Rate
$11.83 - $20.17  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $29.43  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$26,133 - $43,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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Job Description for Medical Support Assistant

Medical support assistants work primarily in medical facilities, such as hospitals, medical clinics, and doctors' private practices to perform administrative duties and organize patients' data and schedules. They work closely with patients' physicians, nurses, and other medical staff and must be able to work well in a team environment, and they may also work directly with patients and call insurance companies on their behalf to inquire about insurance benefits.

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Medical Support Assistant Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Support Assistant


Veteran's Affairs Medical Center offers the largest salaries in town — $40K on average.

Medical Support Assistants will find the worst pay at The Veterans Administration (United States), where the median salary crawls in at $34K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $40K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Medical Support Assistant


Medical Support Assistants report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Scheduling, Customer Service, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Office Administration. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $35K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $36K. For Medical Support Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $42K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Key Stats for Medical Support Assistant

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Medical Terminology
▲16%

National Average
$36,000

▼1%


Office Administration
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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