Updated August 18, 2021
Average Clinical Medical Assistant Salary
$16.50 hourly
$34,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$28,000 yearly
10 %
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$41,000$3,417$20
75th Percentile$37,000$3,083$18
25th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15
10th Percentile$28,000$2,333$13

Average Clinical Medical Assistant Salary By State

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Clinical Medical Assistant average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
District of Columbia$38,646$18.58394
New Hampshire$32,070$15.42864
New Jersey$37,355$17.962,966
New Mexico$32,291$15.52738
New York$32,906$15.825,080
North Carolina$28,395$13.653,660
North Dakota$33,870$16.28349
Rhode Island$36,389$17.49530
South Carolina$25,323$12.171,413
South Dakota$28,714$13.80498
West Virginia$34,190$16.44776

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Highest Paying Cities For Clinical Medical Assistant

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
Berkeley, CA$43,892$21.10
Bellingham, WA$43,047$20.70
Eugene, OR$40,434$19.44
Washington, DC$38,645$18.58
Oak Park, IL$37,805$18.18
Tucson, AZ$37,287$17.93

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How much does a Clinical Medical Assistant make?

The average Clinical Medical Assistant salary is $34,323 per year, or $16.5 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $28,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $41,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, California, Washington, Vermont, and Oregon provide the highest Clinical Medical Assistant salaries.

Average Clinical Medical Assistant Salary Over Time

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    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 Service Technician

    Avg. salary: $40,717

    A medical service technician provides health care and treatments to patients under the supervision or directives of a more experienced physician. Most of their responsibilities revolve around assessing a patient's condition, administering required aid, diagnosing patients, conducting check-ups, and counseling patients. There are also instances when a medical service technician may prescribe medications, conduct inspections at facilities to ensure sanitary conditions, and coordinate with hospital staff for requesting supplies. Furthermore, it is crucial to have accurate documentation of all processes and transactions, all while adhering to the hospital's policies and standards.
    152,603 Medical Service Technician 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 Internship

    Avg. salary: $56,831

    When it comes to a medical internship, one of the primary duties is to attend to the patients' needs while under a more experienced physician's supervision. During this period, the medical interns must rotate in various fields of specialties or departments for exposure. Aside from learning and observing, there are also instances when medical interns are required to produce necessary reports and documentation, communicate with patients and families, and take part in more challenging cases.
    161,631 Medical Internship 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
    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
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Medical Clerk$29,957$2,496$14.40157,933
    Medical Service Technician$40,718$3,393$19.58152,603
    Medical Scribe$30,931$2,578$14.8785,671
    Medical Internship$56,832$4,736$27.32161,631
    Medical Office Administrator$31,367$2,614$15.08166,797
    Medical Assisting Extern$24,726$2,061$11.89156,122
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    Clinical Medical Assistant Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Clinical Medical 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$30,000$14.43
    Mid Level$31,300$15.06
    Senior Level$35,500$17.07

    Which Companies Pay Clinical Medical Assistants The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a Clinical Medical Assistant, being employed by a company such as St. Luke's Hospital or Memorial Hermann Health System would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like UC Health and Scripps Health also report highly competitive salaries for Clinical Medical Assistants.

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    Recently Added Clinical Medical Assistant Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Interim Healthcare StaffingMedical Assistant-Clinical RoomingMinneapolis, MN12/29/2021$50,088
    Express Employment ProfessionalsClinic Medical AssistantUrban Honolulu, HI12/29/2021$45,914
    Express Healthcare Professionals-HonoluluClinic Medical AssistantUrban Honolulu, HI12/29/2021$45,914
    Intermountain HealthcareMedical Assistant-Alta View ClinicSandy, UT12/29/2021$35,479
    FlorenceMedical Assistant, Virtual Clinical PlatformPhoenix, AZ12/28/2021$37,566
    University of CaliforniaMedical Assistant/Admit Worker-Clinic-Aesthetic and Plastic-Day ShiftIrvine, CA12/27/2021$43,973
    University of Texas Medical BranchMedical Assistant I-Victory Lakes Urgent Care Clinic (Includes Evenings & Weekends) League CityLeague City, TX12/25/2021$32,098
    University of WashingtonMedical Assistant-8 SE Oncology ClinicSeattle, WA12/24/2021$44,184
    Sanford HealthMA-Medical Assistant-Diabetes & Thyroid Clinic-DaysSioux Falls, SD12/24/2021$31,305
    Ideal OptionClinical Medical Assistant/PhlebotomistVancouver, WA12/24/2021$39,653

    Average Clinical Medical Assistant Salary by Demographic

    Clinical Medical Assistant Gender Pay Gap

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    Median Clinical Medical Assistant Income by Race
    Asian Clinical Medical Assistants have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian Clinical Medical Assistants have the lowest average salary at $34,086.
    Black or African American
    Hispanic or Latino
    Black or African American$34,437
    Hispanic or Latino$34,264
    Average Clinical Medical Assistant Salary by Education Level
    Clinical Medical Assistants with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $40,016 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Clinical Medical Assistants earn a median annual income of $34,819 compared to $34,317 for Clinical Medical Assistants with an Associate degree.
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    High School Diploma or Less$34,179
    Some College/ Associate Degree$34,317
    Bachelor's Degree$34,819
    Master's Degree$40,016