Medical Support Assistant Salary

Medical Support Assistants in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $36K annually on average. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though geography and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. The majority of Medical Support Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$30,835 - $44,781
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$36K
$45K
MEDIAN: $36,495
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$12.26 - $20.47
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$0$44K
Salary $30,835 - $44,781
Bonus $509
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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$29,204 - $44,558
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 117
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $12.26 - $20.47
Overtime $22.76 - $31.92
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $509
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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$29,204 - $44,558
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 77

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.

Medical Support Assistant Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Support Assistant


The biggest paychecks can be found at Veteran's Affairs Medical Center — the median salary there is $40K.

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 $43K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Medical Support Assistant


Survey results show that Medical Support Assistants typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Scheduling, Customer Service, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Office Administration. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Medical Terminology.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Support Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Medical Support Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Support Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 125 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Support Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Medical Support Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 52 salaries. A Medical Support Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 13 salaries.

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Key Stats for Medical Support Assistant

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$36,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Medical Support Assistant Salaries

Medical Terminology
▲14%

National Average
$36,000

Scheduling
▼2%


Office Administration
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 26%