The average rate for a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) is $13.96 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$19,117 - $42,782
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MEDIAN: $30,200
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$10.91 - $17.39
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,117 - $42,782  
   
Bonus
$75.00 - $1,214  
Profit Sharing
$3,850  
Commission
$50.00  
Total Pay (?
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$22,722 - $37,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $17.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.27  
Overtime
$10.77 - $26.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$75.00 - $1,214  
   
Commission
$50.00  
Profit Sharing
$3,850  
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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$22,722 - $37,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,474
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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

National Average: $29,435

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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 Brighton:
"Good and Bad."
Pros: The things I love most about my job would be the fact that I work in a pediatricians office. I get to build bonds with children and be apart of their growth.
Cons: The lack of flexibility of hours that our office gives us. Forced to work severely ill or being frowned upon for leaving 20 minutes early to make it to the latest appointment available for yourself to be seen. Rude management. Not always treated respectively.

Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) in Roanoke:
"Office conditions."
Pros: Practice is independent and we are a small facility with a lot of patients but co workers work closely together. Able to stay busy and learn new things.
Cons: We do not receive yearly compensations ie raises, benefits are costly. Lack of appreciation and communication.

Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) in Corbin:
"Amazing."
Pros: The Physicians, staff, and the Patients are wonderful to work with and for, and minus the pay, I simply LOVE my job!
Cons: The pay. Although not a nurse, we do many of the same things in our office.

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




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Salaries



Orthopedics
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Urology
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Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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Procedures
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Triage
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Scheduling
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Internal Medicine
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Patient Education
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

Phlebotomy
0%

Family Practice
0%

Pediatrics
0%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
0%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 317 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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