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Salaries: Medical Office Administrators and Office Managers

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Salaries: Medical Office Administrators and Office Managers

​Following are resources on identifying the average salaries for pediatric office managers:​

US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Medical and Health Services Managers (based on 2014 data)

This resource provides an overview of the field of medical and health service management. It also provides the ranges of salaries for a variety of medical and health service managers. The salaries vary by the size of the facility as well as the level of responsibility. Mean annual earnings for medical and health service managers were $90,970.

Percentile10%25%50% (Median)75%90%
Annual Wage (2)$49,750$63,700$81,850$105,980$140,300
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How Do Your Staff Salaries Compare?” Medical Economics, August 5, 2005

This article provides an overview of a 2004 survey by the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management. This article also provides salary ranges for other positions within the medical office (eg, nurses, certified medical assistants, receptionists). According to this article, pediatric office managers earn an average salary of $50,755 per year and $7,840 in fringe benefits.

Medical Group Management Association  Management Compensation Survey: 2007 Report Based on 2006 Data

According to this survey, for office managers, national salary mean is $50,648; the national median is $48,868 (see Table).

Total Compensation*
Job Title Count Mean Median 
Administrator (26 or more MDs)83$142,137$135,000
Administrator (7–25 MDs)303$113,380$103,960
Administrator (6 or fewer MDs)302$84,620$80,000
Assistant Administrator92$95,837$84,583
Office Manager395$50,648$48,868

*These numbers reflect the salary of an office manager across a wide range of specialties and may not represent an accurate mean and median for an office manager working specifically in pediatrics.The Management Compensation Survey: 2007 Report Based on 2006 Data breaks down the level of experience, level of education, range of total medical revenue, range of medical revenue, and more. 

Definitio​ns

Administrator: The top nonphysician professional administrative position with less authority than a chief executive officer (CEO). Maintains br​oad responsibilities for all administrative functions of the medical group, including operations, marketing, finance, managed care/third-party contracting, physician compensation and reimbursement, human resources, medical and business information systems, and planning and development. Typically oversees management personnel with direct responsibilities for the specific functional areas of the organization, and reports to the governing body of the organization.

Assistant Administrator: Provides assistance to the CEO and/or administrator with the management of one or more functional areas of the medical practice su​ch as administration, managed care, human resources, marketing, patient accounting, or operations. Has a more limited scope of responsibility than a chief operating officer. A medical group may have multiple assistant administrators. Responsible for assisting the CEO or administrator in accomplishing organizational objectives, and usually reports to the senior administrative officer.

Office Manager: Manages the nonmedical activities of a larger medical practice. Typically found in a practice that does not have an administrator. The focus of this position usually rests on the daily operations of the organization. May oversee some financial activities, such as billing and collections, and usually reports to the administrator or business services director.

Copyright © 2007 Medical Group Management Association. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission of Mick Kasher, director of survey operations, Medical Group Management Association, October 2007.


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