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Certified medical assistant salary in United States

How much does a Certified Medical Assistant make in the United States?

Average base salary

$19.20
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a certified medical assistant is $19.20 per hour in the United States. 31.2k salaries reported, updated at November 25, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Certified Medical Assistants in United States

  1. Mayo Clinic
    4.0star
    2,664 reviews25 salaries reported
    $27.76per hour
  2. $22.90per hour
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Highest paying cities for Certified Medical Assistants near United States

  1. Philadelphia, PA
    $20.31 per hour
    263 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $20.25 per hour
    165 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $20.08 per hour
    235 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $20.05 per hour
    203 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $19.69 per hour
    366 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $18.75 per hour
    301 salaries reported
  1. Spokane, WA
    $18.67 per hour
    62 salaries reported
  2. Omaha, NE
    $18.60 per hour
    96 salaries reported
  3. Tulsa, OK
    $17.91 per hour
    184 salaries reported
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Where can a Certified Medical Assistant earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Certified Medical Assistants

Top certifications
Epic Certification
+32.09%salary
Top skills
Acute Care
+21.17%salary
Top licenses
RN
+13.25%salary

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Most common benefits for Certified Medical Assistants

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • 403(b) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 669 ratings

36% of Certified Medical Assistants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Medical Assistant

79,006 job openings

Average $20.03 per hour

Back Office Medical Assistant

80,109 job openings

Average $17.89 per hour

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician

4,761 job openings

Average $125,544 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Certified Medical Assistant

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