Updated August 18, 2021
Average Medical Office Assistant Salary
$14.70 hourly
$30,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$26,000 yearly
$26,000
10 %
$30,000
Median
$35,000
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17
75th Percentile$32,000$2,667$15
Average$30,579$2,548$15
25th Percentile$28,000$2,333$13
10th Percentile$26,000$2,167$13

Average Medical Office Assistant Salary By State

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Medical Office Assistant average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
Alabama$23,316$11.21788
Alaska$36,224$17.42197
Arizona$29,855$14.351,361
Arkansas$30,280$14.56499
California$33,488$16.105,767
Colorado$29,552$14.211,160
Connecticut$32,153$15.46848
Delaware$27,032$13.00212
District of Columbia$32,797$15.77241
Florida$27,777$13.354,160
Georgia$27,558$13.252,242
Hawaii$29,401$14.14155
Idaho$27,693$13.31400
Illinois$29,834$14.342,629
Indiana$27,708$13.321,239
Iowa$28,681$13.79528
Kansas$27,001$12.98638
Kentucky$27,312$13.13717
Louisiana$25,264$12.15506
Maine$33,418$16.07339
Maryland$29,448$14.161,285
Massachusetts$31,620$15.201,812
Michigan$27,730$13.331,404
Minnesota$34,092$16.391,298
Mississippi$29,620$14.24312
Missouri$28,621$13.761,132
Montana$25,545$12.28158
Nebraska$28,086$13.50456
Nevada$29,459$14.16439
New Hampshire$28,870$13.88394
New Jersey$28,165$13.541,498
New Mexico$26,155$12.57266
New York$29,797$14.333,145
North Carolina$29,227$14.051,826
North Dakota$29,050$13.97246
Ohio$27,026$12.992,314
Oklahoma$25,234$12.13406
Oregon$35,735$17.18696
Pennsylvania$25,994$12.502,675
Rhode Island$32,240$15.50180
South Carolina$26,231$12.61899
South Dakota$25,121$12.08154
Tennessee$26,363$12.671,326
Texas$24,484$11.773,013
Utah$26,939$12.95766
Vermont$37,483$18.02189
Virginia$27,723$13.331,468
Washington$34,604$16.641,846
West Virginia$30,076$14.46364
Wisconsin$30,859$14.841,160
Wyoming$31,073$14.94148

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Highest Paying Cities For Medical Office Assistant

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
Napa, CA$35,707$17.17
Minneapolis, MN$34,082$16.39
Hartford, CT$32,230$15.50
Bay Shore, NY$29,896$14.37
Baltimore, MD$29,531$14.20
Bloomington, IL$29,507$14.19

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How much does a Medical Office Assistant make?

The average Medical Office Assistant salary is $30,579 per year, or $14.7 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $35,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Vermont, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Minnesota provide the highest Medical Office Assistant salaries.

Average Medical Office Assistant Salary Over Time

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    YearAvg. salaryHourly rate% Change
    2022$30,600$14.70+3.4%
    2021$29,600$14.21+2.9%
    2020$28,700$13.80+3.0%
    2019$27,800$13.38+2.1%
    2018$27,300$13.10+1.2%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Medical Clerk

    Avg. salary: $29,957

    A medical clerk works in the administrative area of a medical facility or hospital. The medical clerk collects all patient information and medical records. The clerk also does all the clinic or hospital paperwork and generates reports of all transactions that transpired in a day's work. The medical clerk also processes admission and discharge papers, medical charts, properly file and safeguard all patient records and secure them from unauthorized access. The medical clerk is expected to be highly organized, capable of handling pressure, and has good communication skills.
    157,933 Medical Clerk Jobs
    Medical Scribe

    Avg. salary: $30,931

    As a medical scribe, their main responsibility is to follow a physician's daily work and do charting of patient encounters in real-time by accessing their medical electronic health record (EHR). It is their duty to make sure the patient schedules are followed, generate referral letters for physicians and manage and sort medical documents within the EHR. Medical scribes can be held as data custodians, medical assistants, and nurses to focus on patient in-take and care throughout clinic hours. In addition, they manage patient flow through the clinic and increase productivity to cater to more patients.
    85,671 Medical Scribe Jobs
    Medical Administrator

    Avg. salary: $44,793

    A medical administrator is in charge of overseeing a medical facility's daily operations, ensuring the efficiency of all services and processes. Among their responsibilities include setting goals and guidelines, studying the feedback of different parties, gathering and analyzing data to identify areas needing improvement, planning and organizing new services and projects, managing the medical staff, and developing strategies to optimize operations. They may also develop training programs for new and current employees, coordinating with experts in the medical field. Furthermore, as a medical administrator, it is essential to lead the workforce while implementing the hospital's policies and regulations.
    93,836 Medical Administrator Jobs
    Medical Assisting Extern

    Avg. salary: $24,726

    A medical assisting extern is responsible for supporting the medical team in ensuring that the patients are offered the best care services by providing treatments and medications. Medical assisting externs' duties include practicing their medical skills by shadowing on medical professionals' activities, assisting patients with their inquiries and concerns, facilitating medical procedures with the doctor's supervision, and learning to operate medical tools and equipment as needed. A medical assisting extern must have excellent knowledge in the health industry, as well as a fast-learner to be familiarized with the complexities of medical processes and procedures.
    156,122 Medical Assisting Extern Jobs
    Medical Office Administrator

    Avg. salary: $31,366

    A medical office administrator is responsible for performing administrative and clerical duties within a health care institution, supplying physicians and medical professionals with patients' information, and coordinating with insurance companies. Medical office administrators handle the information and data management system to ensure the accuracy of patients' details, medical history, and treatment plans. They also schedule doctor appointments and cancellations, as well as monitoring the inventory of medical supplies. A medical office administrator submits payment reports, respond to patients' inquiries and concerns, and process billing disputes.
    166,797 Medical Office Administrator Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Medical Clerk$29,957$2,496$14.40157,933
    Medical Scribe$30,931$2,578$14.8785,671
    Medical Administrator$44,793$3,733$21.5493,836
    Medical Assisting Extern$24,726$2,061$11.89156,122
    Medical Office Administrator$31,367$2,614$15.08166,797
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    Medical Office Assistant Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Medical Office Assistant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.
    Experience LevelAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
    Entry Level$26,700$12.86
    Mid Level$27,900$13.42
    Senior Level$31,600$15.21

    Which Companies Pay Medical Office Assistants The Most?

    To earn a high income as a Medical Office Assistant, working for ExamWorks or Conemaugh Health System might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like DaVita and Griffin Hospital report highly competitive wages for Medical Office Assistants.
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    Average Medical Office Assistant Salary by Demographic

    Medical Office Assistant Gender Pay Gap

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    Male Income
    $30,967
    female-income
    Female Income
    $30,476
    GenderIncome
    Male$30,967
    Female$30,476
    Median Medical Office Assistant Income by Race
    Asian Medical Office Assistants have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian Medical Office Assistants have the lowest average salary at $30,409.
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    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    EthnicitySalary
    White$30,560
    Black or African American$30,660
    Asian$31,442
    Hispanic or Latino$30,536
    Average Medical Office Assistant Salary by Education Level
    Medical Office Assistants with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $34,566 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Medical Office Assistants earn a median annual income of $30,931 compared to $30,574 for Medical Office Assistants with an Associate degree.
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    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$30,476
    Some College/ Associate Degree$30,574
    Bachelor's Degree$30,931
    Master's Degree$34,566