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Medical Assistant Salary

Medical Assistant SalaryBasic Medical Assistant Salary Information:

The medical assistant salary is $28,860. Medical assistants are those who perform routine administrative and clinical tasks, to help keep the offices of physician and other doctors run smoothly.  This job also has a high growth of 31 percent. The high growth ensures that there is a demand for this job, which in return means that you will get more money in the near future. The average annual salary varies from city to city and to illustrate this properly, I will be using the table below:

Cities Average Salary
Charleston South Carolina $30,330
Tucson, Arizona $30,250
Yuba City, California $29,730
Kalamazoo, Michigan $28,730
Palm Bay, Florida $28,030
Rome, Georgia $27,100
Ocala Florida $27,040
Albany, Georgia $24,450
Jackson, Tennessee $23,500
McAllen/Edinburg/Mission, Texas $21,160

The average income also increases as you get more experienced. How much does a Medical Assistant make will be illustrated in the Table below:

Experience Hourly Pay Yearly Pay
0 to 2 years $13.00 $25,000
3 to 5 years $14.50 $28,000
6 to 9 years $15.50 $30,000
10 to 15 years $16.50 $32,500
More than 16 years $17.50 $36,000

Other Factors and Influences that determine Medical Assistant salary:

You can get better salary of a medical assistant if you are in a industry where there is more competitiveness. Working with a specialized medical organization can help you earn a lot more than usual. The top paying employers for medical assistants are :

  • Scientific Development and Research Facilities: Average Salary: $37,040
  • Brokerages and Insurance Related Offices: Average Salary: $37,010
  • Dentist Offices: Average Salary: $35,730
  • Insurance Carriers: Average Salary: $35,660
  • Specialty Hospitals: Average Salary: $35,050

Education also plays a huge role, as the more degrees you get, the better your chance of getting a higher wage rate.

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)  – $39,400
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)  – $39,100
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic – $41,200
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) – $35,700
  • ASCP Certified Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) – $40,400

Having a higher certificate lets you command higher posts in the particular field and earn a lot more.

The average salary of  Medical assistants is often compared to the salary of a Phlebotomist. Medical Assistants are not taken lightly as without them a doctor can’t truly operate. They keep everything in check and manage all the little details that a doctor or a physician may forget. You also get a generous salary with benefits, and is also bale to work in a friendly, clean environment.