Medical Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$33,000
$27,000
Min 10%
$33,000
Median 50%
$41,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Optum
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a medical assistant make?
Medical Assistants in the US make on average $33,861 annually or $16.28 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $41,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $27,000 per year. Health Care companies and Non Profits companies have the most job opportunities for Medical Assistants. The top 5 states when it comes to Medical Assistant salaries are Washington, Minnesota, Maine, Idaho, and Oregon. The typical employment in the position spans 3.0 years.

Average Medical Assistant Salary By Location

Medical Assistants in the US makes an average salary of $33,861 per year or $16.28 per hour. Seattle, WA reports the highest annual salary for Medical Assistants at 40,625. Even as an entry-level Medical Assistant, you will make $32,000 per year in Seattle, WA. The highest earning states when it comes to Medical Assistant salaries are Washington, Minnesota, Maine, Idaho, and Oregon. Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Louisiana have the lowest reported salaries for Medical Assistants.

Map of Medical Assistant Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Medical Assistant Salary By Company

Medical Assistants can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Health Care companies and Non Profits companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Companies like Optum or JBS USA will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Health First and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System also report very competitive wages for Medical Assistants.

Medical Assistant Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Medical Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Medical Assistant can range from $29,616 to $35,034 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

Recently Added Medical Assistant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Medical Assistant
04/29/2020
$40,133
Cma/Certified Medical Assistant
04/29/2020
$29,802
Medical Assistant
04/28/2020
$23,479
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Medical Assistant
04/28/2020
$30,053
Medical Assistant-Certified
04/27/2020
$34,000
Health Technician (Medical) Certified Medical Assistant
04/27/2020
$31,208
Gulf Coast Trades Center
Medical Assistant
04/26/2020
$22,957
Certified Medical Assistant
04/25/2020
$35,166
Float Medical Assistant or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
04/25/2020
$35,479
Powerpersonnel
Medical Assistant #1229
04/25/2020
$37,566
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