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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Clinical Assistant Salary

$16.20 hourly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$33,687 yearly

Entry level Salary
$14,000 yearly
$14,000
10 %
$33,687
Median
$77,000
90 %

How much does a Clinical Assistant make?

Clinical assistants make $33,687 per year on average, or $16.2 per hour, in the United States. Clinical assistants on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $14,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $77,000.

Location impacts how much a clinical assistant can expect to make. Clinical assistants make the most in Hawaii, Alaska, Massachusetts, California, and New York.

Highest Paying States For Clinical Assistants

The darker areas on the map show where clinical assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Clinical Assistant average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1New York$41,747$20.074,094
2Massachusetts$42,759$20.562,608
3Rhode Island$34,795$16.73465
4Connecticut$36,194$17.401,170
5Minnesota$35,347$16.992,249
6Wisconsin$35,208$16.931,653
7Pennsylvania$33,303$16.014,203
8North Dakota$34,189$16.44292
9Ohio$32,802$15.773,314
10California$41,940$20.166,702
11Oregon$35,271$16.961,257
12Vermont$40,030$19.25121
13Indiana$31,478$15.132,220
14Washington$31,862$15.322,560
15Maine$29,508$14.19766
16Hawaii$50,696$24.37188
17Maryland$33,815$16.261,922
18Michigan$30,636$14.732,674
19Iowa$33,459$16.09825
20Arizona$31,696$15.241,675
21Alaska$44,117$21.21169
22District of Columbia$39,411$18.95300
23New Jersey$31,994$15.382,543
24New Hampshire$30,643$14.73504
25Delaware$33,484$16.10259
26West Virginia$25,985$12.49517
27Illinois$31,326$15.062,859
28Missouri$29,437$14.151,327
29Florida$22,155$10.655,850
30South Dakota$27,645$13.29282
31Montana$27,223$13.09304
32Virginia$31,387$15.091,844
33North Carolina$24,413$11.742,963
34New Mexico$23,806$11.45622
35Nebraska$26,230$12.61564
36Kentucky$26,618$12.80955
37Colorado$22,972$11.041,640
38Idaho$24,232$11.65377
39Nevada$26,979$12.97436
40Wyoming$24,677$11.8674
41Kansas$20,386$9.80859
42Tennessee$20,070$9.651,617
43Utah$21,874$10.52704
44South Carolina$20,457$9.841,180
45Louisiana$18,284$8.79873
46Georgia$19,717$9.482,467
47Texas$19,315$9.294,165
48Oklahoma$16,974$8.16810
49Mississippi$18,907$9.09353
50Arkansas$17,389$8.36417
51Alabama$16,751$8.05679

Highest Paying Cities For Clinical Assistants

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Urban Honolulu, HI$50,766$24.41
2Anchorage, AK$44,309$21.30
3Foster City, CA$43,580$20.95
4Brockton, MA$42,886$20.62
5New York, NY$41,770$20.08
6Washington, DC$39,231$18.86
7Saint Paul, MN$35,319$16.98
8Portland, OR$35,129$16.89
9Madison, WI$34,810$16.74
10Iowa City, IA$34,021$16.36
11Cleveland, OH$33,830$16.26
12Baltimore, MD$33,816$16.26
13Philadelphia, PA$33,086$15.91
14Mount Laurel, NJ$32,127$15.45
15Tucson, AZ$31,893$15.33

Clinical Assistant Salary Details

Clinical Assistant Salary

What is a Clinical Assistant's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$77,000$6,417$37
75th Percentile$52,000$4,333$25
Average$33,687$2,807$16
25th Percentile$21,000$1,750$10
10th Percentile$14,000$1,167$7

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Medical Assisting Extern$38,860$3,238$18.6881,077
Clinical Technician$38,736$3,228$18.62161,812

Which Companies Pay Clinical Assistants The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, University of Southern California and Univ Of Colorado-Colorado Spgs are the highest paying companies for clinical assistants.

How Much Do Clinical Assistants Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a clinical assistant salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The education industry pays clinical assistants an average salary of $40,036

  2. The pharmaceutical industry pay $33,516

  3. The lowest paying industry for clinical assistants is the manufacturing industry. Clinical assistants in this industry earn an average salary of $28,923

Highest Paying Industries For Clinical Assistants

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Education$40,036$19.25
2Pharmaceutical$33,516$16.11
3Health Care$33,384$16.05
4Professional$29,351$14.11
5Manufacturing$28,923$13.91

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Clinical Assistant Salary Trends

The salary for a clinical 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.

Clinical Assistant Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$29,500$14.16
Mid Level$30,800$14.78
Senior Level$34,900$16.76

Average Clinical Assistant Salary Over Time

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

    Clinical Assistant Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$33,700$16.20+2.9%
    2021$32,700$15.72+3.4%
    2020$31,600$15.18+3.4%
    2019$30,500$14.67+2.9%
    2018$29,600$14.25+3.0%

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    Clinical Assistant Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Clinical Assistants the most?

    Hawaii pays Clinical Assistants the most in the United States, with an average salary of $50,696 per year, or $24.37 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Clinical Assistant?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Clinical Assistant if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Alaska you should be paid close to $44,117 per year.

    What type of Clinical Assistant gets paid the most?

    Clinical Associate gets paid the most. Clinical Associate made a median salary of $98,962. The best-paid 10 percent make $135,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $72,000.

    How much do clinical assistants make?

    Clinical assistants make between $30,000 and $50,000 a year. The national median salary for clinical assistants is around $35,000 in a year or about $15 per hour.

    A clinical assistant's salary depends on a variety of factors. These factors include education, location, work organization, and responsibilities.

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