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Certified Medical Assistant salary in California

How much does a Certified Medical Assistant make in California?

Average base salary

$20.41
arrow up15%
above national average

Most common benefits

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401(k)
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The average salary for a certified medical assistant is $20.41 per hour in California. 1.6k salaries reported, updated at June 24, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in California

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Top companies for Certified Medical Assistants in California

  1. Legacy Personnel
    3.7star
    6 reviews36 salaries reported
    $30.08per hour
  2. $29.36per hour
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Highest paying cities for Certified Medical Assistants in California

  1. San Jose, CA
    $21.42 per hour
    51 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $20.22 per hour
    96 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $19.51 per hour
    65 salaries reported
  1. Eureka, CA
    $19.38 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  2. Chico, CA
    $18.94 per hour
    16 salaries reported
  3. Bakersfield, CA
    $18.31 per hour
    14 salaries reported
  1. Lodi, CA
    $18.11 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  2. Fresno, CA
    $18.09 per hour
    10 salaries reported
  3. Modesto, CA
    $17.81 per hour
    13 salaries reported
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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

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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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 California?

Medical Assistant

6,290 job openings

Average $19.59 per hour

Back Office Medical Assistant

6,685 job openings

Average $17.70 per hour

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician

218 job openings

Average $77,127 per year

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