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

27.5k salaries reported, updated at July 25, 2021
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The average salary for a certified medical assistant is $15.99 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
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Most common benefits for Certified Medical Assistants

  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • 401(k) matching
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible schedule
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Salary satisfaction

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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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