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

Average base salary
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69.5k salaries reported, updated at Mar 24, 2020
$15.38
per hour
The average salary for a medical assistant is $15.38 per hour in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Employee discount
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

Where can a Medical Assistant earn more?

Compare salaries for Medical Assistants in different locations
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Most common benefits for Medical Assistants

  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Employee discount
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Disability insurance

Salary satisfaction

35%

Based on 2,674 ratings

35% of Medical assistants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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