Medical Assistant in Salem, Oregon Salary

How much does a Medical Assistant make in Salem, OR? In Salem, a Medical Assistant takes home an average of $15.64 per hour. This is 7% above the national average for a Medical Assistant which is $14.51 per hour. Wages for a Medical Assistant in Salem range from $14.01 per hour to $20.15 per hour. Total Annual Compensation, which includes hourly rate, bonus, and overtime for a Medical Assistant in Salem ranges from $29,177 to $41,908 annually. Among those reporting, there is an average job satisfaction rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Women make up 100% of the Medical Assistant workforce in Salem among those reporting. Many report receiving medical benefits from their employer.

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MEDIAN: $15.64
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Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $14.01 - $20.15
Overtime $22.50
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $0.00
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$29,177 - $41,908
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

Job Description for Medical Assistant

Most of the time, medical assistants work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, or medical clinics. They prepare treatment rooms to make sure that they are clean. They walk patients from waiting rooms to examination or treatment rooms. They interview patients. They take patients’ vital signs, such as temperature, weight, and blood pressure. They write down other information, such as why the patients come to their facility, their symptoms, and medication that patients are currently taking. They must place all information given by their patients in their medical records.

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Medical Assistant Tasks

  • 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.
  • Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.

About Salem, Oregon

Marion County, Oregon
164,543
Male:
80,839 (49.1%)
Female:
83,704 (50.9%)
Salem /ˈseɪləm/ is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. It is located in the center of the Willamette Valley alongside the Willamette River, which runs north through the city. The river forms the boundary between Marion and Polk counties, and the city neighborhood of West Salem is in Polk County. Salem was founded in 1842, became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851, and was incorporated in 1857. Salem had a population of 154,637 at the 2010 census, making it the third largest city in the state after Portland and Eugene. Salem is less than an hour driving distance away from Portland. Salem is the principal city of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan area that covers Marion and Polk counties and had a combined population of 390,738 at the 2010 census. A 2013 estimate placed the metropolitan population at...
Salem:
$49,037
Oregon:
$54,148
$812
Salem:
$203,200
Oregon:
$264,100
3.6%

Medical Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Medical Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Medical Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Medical Assistant Salaries

Customer Service
▲2%

Family Practice
▲2%

Patient Education
▲1%

National Average
$33,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼1%

Procedures
▼3%

Pediatrics
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 43%