Average Medical Support Assistant Salary

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The average salary for a Medical Support Assistant is $37,507.
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$32k - $45k
$203 - $986
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$29k - $44k

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Job Description for Medical Support Assistant

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.

Job Satisfaction for Medical Support Assistant

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Medical Support Assistant are from the companies Department of Veteran's Affairs, The Veterans Administration (United States) and Veterans Affairs Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Veteran's Affairs Medical Center where the average pay is $40,475. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Department of Veteran's Affairs, earning around $39,295. The Veterans Administration (United States) pays the lowest at around $35,818. Veterans Affairs Hospital also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $38,553.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Medical Support Assistant

Skills in Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Terminology, Scheduling and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Support Assistant

An entry-level Medical Support Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $33,988 based on 24 salaries. An early career Medical Support Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36,091 based on 161 salaries. A mid-career Medical Support Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,512 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Medical Support Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,507 based on 65 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $41,876.
Employees with Medical Support Assistant in their job title in Miami, Florida earn an average of 18.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (11.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New Orleans, Louisiana (9.4% less), Honolulu, Hawaii (6.7% less) and Tampa, Florida (5.6% less).

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