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How Much Does a Medical Assistant Earn In The United States?

Medical Assistant Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$33,000
$27,000
$33,000
$41,000
Medical assistants in the United States make an average salary of $33,747 per year or $16.22 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $41,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Vermont, Washington, Minnesota, and Oregon provide the highest medical assistant salaries.
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Where Medical Assistants Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Medical Assistants Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, Vermont and Washington, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for medical assistants. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are South Carolina, New Mexico, and Mississippi.
Location
City
Average Salary

Vancouver, WA

Salary Range35k - 45k$40k$39,910
Minneapolis, MN
Salary Range33k - 43k$38k$38,217
Portland, OR
Salary Range33k - 42k$38k$38,070

Portland, ME

Salary Range32k - 42k$37k$37,001
Washington, DC
Salary Range30k - 43k$36k$36,210

Providence, RI

Salary Range29k - 41k$35k$35,426
Boston, MA
Salary Range29k - 40k$35k$34,545

Manchester, CT

Salary Range29k - 40k$34k$34,397
Los Angeles, CA
Salary Range27k - 42k$34k$34,196
Madison, WI
Salary Range29k - 39k$34k$34,129
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High Paying Medical Assistant Jobs

Which Companies Pay Medical Assistants The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like HILLCREST HEALTH SYS and The Lawton Group and TLC Staffing as they offer the highest salaries for medical assistants.
Company
Company
Average Salary
HILLCREST HEALTH SYS
Salary Range50k - 56k$53k$53,375
The Lawton Group and TLC Staffing
Salary Range50k - 56k$53k$53,318
Northrop Grumman
Salary Range47k - 57k$52k$52,276
Midland Care Connection
Salary Range48k - 54k$52k$51,647
Barclays Bank Delaware
Salary Range43k - 51k$47k$47,189
Cerner
Salary Range40k - 48k$44k$43,980
Alliance Health Care
Salary Range37k - 43k$41k$40,642
Halo Communications
Salary Range38k - 40k$40k$39,622
Cornerstone of Medical Arts Center
Salary Range37k - 41k$40k$39,562
Marshfield Clinic
Salary Range37k - 40k$39k$38,950
$34k
$57k

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    How Experience Affects Medical Assistant Salaries

    The salary for a 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.

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