Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Salary (United States)

A Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) earns an average wage of $12.96 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Allergy Testing, Orthopedics, and Dermatology.
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Salary (?
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$19,757 - $39,916
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MEDIAN: $29,509
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$9.93 - $16.62
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,757 - $39,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $808  
Profit Sharing
$6.51 - $4,894  
Total Pay (?
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$20,763 - $35,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $16.62  
   
Overtime
$7.91 - $24.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $808  
   
Profit Sharing
$6.51 - $4,894  
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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$20,763 - $35,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,262
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Job Description for Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)

A registered medical assistant, or RMA, is a trained medical assistant who has formally been educated to become a medical assistant. Most commonly, a registered medical assistant will work in a doctor's office. A registered medical assistant is usually responsible for a variety of tasks, such as communicating with insurance companies, answering phone lines, and scheduling patients' appointments. They must be able to accurately enter data into a patient's chart either electronically or physically.
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Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Tasks
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
  • Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • May assist with administrative duties including scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes.

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Fort Worth
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Atlanta
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Colorado Springs
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Houston
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Nashville
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National Average
$27,000
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Cincinnati
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Oklahoma City
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Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Reviews

What is it like working as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)?
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) in Bay City:
"My Joy In Helping."
Pros: I love working with people and ensuring that they feel better before they leave our clinic and get them to smile. It is important to me to provide wonderful care and make them feel that they are welcomed anytime they need us. My patients are a blessing to me.
Cons: I feel that if we are able to receive constructive criticism when it is needed, that we should also be thanked and showed that we are appreciated when we do our job. Most of the time, they tend to focus only on the wrong doing and forget to give us our "Good Job, WELL DONE."

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Experience Affects Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Salaries

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$27,000

Skills That Affect Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Salaries

Allergy Testing
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Urology
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Phlebotomy
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Family Practice
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National Average
$27,000
Endocrinology
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 349 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 35%