Updated August 18, 2021
Average Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant Salary
$15.33 hourly
$31,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$26,000 yearly
$26,000
10 %
$31,000
Median
$38,000
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$38,000$3,167$18
75th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17
Average$31,884$2,657$15
25th Percentile$29,000$2,417$14
10th Percentile$26,000$2,167$13

Average Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant Salary By State

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Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
Alabama$27,302$13.131,572
Alaska$51,208$24.62234
Arizona$30,778$14.802,068
Arkansas$28,084$13.501,195
California$41,813$20.108,481
Colorado$30,512$14.671,850
Connecticut$43,225$20.781,492
Delaware$37,922$18.23534
District of Columbia$36,136$17.37272
Florida$33,483$16.107,956
Georgia$26,885$12.934,800
Hawaii$42,325$20.35208
Idaho$23,770$11.43707
Illinois$28,315$13.614,892
Indiana$31,244$15.023,971
Iowa$33,364$16.041,529
Kansas$33,610$16.161,592
Kentucky$27,561$13.251,967
Louisiana$25,836$12.421,344
Maine$33,749$16.23913
Maryland$33,682$16.192,615
Massachusetts$36,610$17.604,625
Michigan$31,330$15.063,490
Minnesota$34,158$16.423,872
Mississippi$26,326$12.66977
Missouri$25,539$12.282,844
Montana$25,151$12.09469
Nebraska$30,708$14.761,110
Nevada$33,870$16.28762
New Hampshire$36,458$17.531,034
New Jersey$35,105$16.883,205
New Mexico$34,076$16.38994
New York$37,561$18.065,349
North Carolina$26,431$12.714,417
North Dakota$32,305$15.53424
Ohio$30,560$14.695,515
Oklahoma$28,679$13.791,312
Oregon$29,784$14.321,536
Pennsylvania$38,729$18.626,649
Rhode Island$35,952$17.28481
South Carolina$26,740$12.861,925
South Dakota$25,536$12.28470
Tennessee$31,199$15.002,901
Texas$32,536$15.648,130
Utah$23,970$11.52924
Vermont$34,837$16.75339
Virginia$31,918$15.353,855
Washington$29,112$14.003,224
West Virginia$30,174$14.511,015
Wisconsin$31,391$15.092,386
Wyoming$26,894$12.93104

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Highest Paying Cities For Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
Bridgeport, CT$43,414$20.87
Fremont, CA$42,655$20.51
Urban Honolulu, HI$42,371$20.37
Lancaster, PA$38,399$18.46
Saint Cloud, MN$33,826$16.26
Miami, FL$33,638$16.17

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How much does a Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant make?

  • The average Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant makes $31,884 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant is $15.33.
  • The average entry-level Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant salary is $26,000.
  • Highest paying states for Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant are Alaska ($51,208), Connecticut ($43,225), Hawaii ($51,208) and California ($51,208).
  • Highest paying cities for Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant are Bridgeport, CT ($43,414), Fremont, CA, Urban Honolulu, HI, Lancaster, PA and Saint Cloud, MN.
  • Certified Medical Assistants/Certified Nurse Assistants on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $38,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $35,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $29,000
  • Industries with the highest Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant salaries are Non Profits, Health Care and Professional.

Average Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

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    YearAvg. salaryHourly rate% Change
    2022$31,900$15.33+3.6%
    2021$30,700$14.78+3.4%
    2020$29,700$14.28+3.3%
    2019$28,700$13.81+2.4%
    2018$28,000$13.48+0.8%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Nurses' Aide

    Avg. salary: $27,847

    A nurses' aide is responsible for providing healthcare and welfare assistance to patients in long-term care facilities while under the supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed colleague with extensive expertise. A nurses' aide is mostly involved in basic hygienic tasks, such as helping a patient in bathing and dressing, using the toilet, preparing meals, feeding, and performing basic chores. It is also vital for a nurses' aide to coordinate with supervisors, reporting any changes in a patients' condition or behavior.
    132,354 Nurses' Aide Jobs
    Nurse Technician

    Avg. salary: $31,056

    Nurse technicians, also known as nursing aides, assistants, or attendants, usually work in clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. Primarily, they help a registered nurse by providing essential mobility, care, and support to patients. Everyday routine duties include maintaining patients' hygiene and moving them using wheelchairs or stretchers around the facility for their meals, treatment, events, and other activities. They do tasks that help improve a patient's comfort level and become their caregivers in the long run. This job requires a high school diploma along with the completed certified nursing assistant (CNA) program.
    194,458 Nurse Technician Jobs
    Patient Care Technician

    Avg. salary: $28,528

    Patient care technicians are medical workers who work in clinics, hospitals, or other medical facilities under the supervision of doctors or other health professionals. They provide assistance to health professionals and patients. They help patients with mobility concerns get into hospital beds, bathrooms, wheelchairs, and more. They also help patients with their physical therapy sessions and other physical needs. They handle patient concerns and communicate these to attending physicians. They may be assigned to administer basic medical procedures such as checking vital signs and collecting samples from patients, among others.
    158,414 Patient Care Technician Jobs
    Medication Aide

    Avg. salary: $30,577

    A medication aide is a healthcare professional who is responsible for administering medication to patients daily in a hospital or medical facility. As certified nursing assistants, medication aides should possess knowledge of patient care procedures so that they can coordinate with different nurses to deliver them. They follow written or verbal instructions from physicians on how to manage their patients' medications. Medication aides are also required to observe their patients and document changes in their conditions.
    255,841 Medication Aide Jobs
    Certified Nurses' Aide

    Avg. salary: $29,139

    A certified nurses' aide specializes in providing health care and welfare support to patients in nursing homes, hospitals, hospice, or any facilities that offer long-term care. A nurses' aide is responsible for assisting patients in bathing and dressing, toilet and catheter use, essential daily exercise and walks, and preparing and feeding meals. Furthermore, a nurses' aide must monitor a patient's vital signs and overall condition. It is also essential to coordinate with nurses and other health care workers by reporting changes or improvements.
    176,043 Certified Nurses' Aide Jobs
    Certified Medical Aide

    Avg. salary: $29,634

    A certified medical aide's role is to assist registered nurses in providing care and assistance to patients. Among their responsibilities include administering medication to patients under the nurses' supervision, monitoring medication schedules and intakes, recording vital signs and other information, and observing the patients' behavior or progress, reporting to the nurses regularly. They may also assist medical staff in performing clerical tasks or transporting patients. Furthermore, a certified medical aide must respond to the needs of patients while adhering to the safety policies and standards.
    218,869 Certified Medical Aide Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Nurses' Aide$27,848$2,321$13.39132,354
    Nurse Technician$31,056$2,588$14.93194,458
    Patient Care Technician$28,529$2,377$13.72158,414
    Medication Aide$30,578$2,548$14.70255,841
    Certified Nurses' Aide$29,140$2,428$14.01176,043
    Certified Medical Aide$29,635$2,470$14.25218,869
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    Recently Added Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant Salaries

    Location
    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    RemxMedical Assistants and Certified Nursing AssistantsLouisville, KY12/30/2021$32,787
    Medical Associates ClinicCertified Medical Assistant/Lpn/Rn-Internal Medicine & Endocrinology-4 Days Per Week!Dubuque, IA12/30/2021$20,000
    Centura HealthCna/Nursing Unit Secretary-General MedicalDenver, CO12/30/2021$35,479
    Careerstaff UnlimitedCertified Nursing Assistant-CNA-Med-SurgGig Harbor, WA12/28/2021$54,262
    Mercyone Des Moines Medical CenterCNA Cardiac Medical ICUDes Moines, IA12/25/2021$33,935
    Sanford HealthNA-Nursing Assistant or CMA-Certified Medication Assistant-Canton Medical CenterCanton, SD12/24/2021$31,305
    Sanford HealthTrained Medication Aide-TMA or CNA-Memory/Behavioral Care--Night-Specialty Care CommunMinneapolis, MN12/24/2021$32,286
    Common SpiritCna-II Medical FloorRoseburg, OR12/23/2021$37,566
    Prestige Care, Inc.Medication Technician-Hca/Cna/Nar/Nac-SwingAuburn, WA12/23/2021$41,740
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    Average Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant Salary by Demographic

    Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant Gender Pay Gap

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    Male Income
    $32,647
    female-income
    Female Income
    $31,767
    GenderIncome
    Male$32,647
    Female$31,767
    Median Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant Income by Race
    Asian Certified Medical Assistants/Certified Nurse Assistants have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian Certified Medical Assistants/Certified Nurse Assistants have the lowest average salary at $31,882.
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    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    EthnicitySalary
    White$32,120
    Black or African American$31,979
    Asian$32,688
    Hispanic or Latino$32,367
    Average Certified Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant Salary by Education Level
    Certified Medical Assistants/Certified Nurse Assistants with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $32,868 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Certified Medical Assistants/Certified Nurse Assistants earn a median annual income of $32,441 compared to $32,377 for Certified Medical Assistants/Certified Nurse Assistants with an Associate degree.
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    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
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    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$31,767
    Some College/ Associate Degree$32,377
    Bachelor's Degree$32,441
    Master's Degree$32,868