Salary Guide: Medical Assistants

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Medical assistants complete a variety of tasks under the supervision of physicians. Some of these tasks include scheduling appointments, billing, coding, and keeping medical records. In th US there are over 530,000 Medical Assistants who earn an average of $30,170 annually.

Many Medical Assistants have no formal education but most have high school diplomas and receive on-the-job training.

Many Medical Assistants have no formal education but most have high school diplomas and receive on-the-job training.

Explore Medical Assistant education programs in your area or online.

Salaries by State (mean annual wage)

Alabama: $25,060
Alaska: $39,200
Arizona: $31,330
Arkansas: $25,980
California: $32,300
Colorado: $32,650
Connecticut: $33,750
Delaware: $29,910
District of Columbia: $37,010
Florida: $28,710
Georgia: $29,100
Hawaii: $34,530
Idaho: $29,290
Illinois: $31,440
Indiana: $28,290
Iowa: $29,450
Kansas: $27,050
Kentucky: $26,640
Louisiana: $26,470
Maine: $30,400
Maryland: $32,460
Massachusetts: $36,100
Michigan: $27,950
Minnesota: $33,020
Mississippi: $26,650
Missouri: $27,080
Montana: $29,140
Nebraska: $28,550
Nevada: $30,910
New Hampshire: $31,400
New Jersey: $32,190
New Mexico: $27,740
New York: $32,970
North Carolina: $28,970
North Dakota: $27,900
Ohio: $27,600
Oklahoma: $26,030
Oregon: $32,820
Pennsylvania: $30,060
Rhode Island: $32,390
South Carolina: $29,340
South Dakota: $26,060
Tennessee: $27,900
Texas: $27,830
Utah: $27,670
Vermont: $32,760
Virginia: $30,430
Washington: $34,470
West Virginia: $23,580
Wisconsin: $30,800
Wyoming: $29,460

Salaries for Top 20 Metro Areas (mean annual wage)

1. New York City: $34,160
2. Los Angeles: $31,120
3. Chicago: $31,430
4. Dallas – Forth Worth: $30,140
5. Philadelphia: $33,350
6. Houston: $30,030
7. Washington DC: $35,030
8. Miami: $29,340
9. Atlanta: $29,930
10. Boston: $37,430
11. San Francisco: $38,630
12. Detroit: $27,350
13. Riverside: $27,750
14. Phoenix: $32,210
15. Seattle: $37,200
16. Minneapolis: $33,760
17. San Diego: $31,770
18. St. Louis: $27,820
19. Tampa: $28,250
20. Baltimore: $32,620

  • All statistics calculated by the US Department of Labor, May 2010.
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