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

Average base salary
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34.7k salaries reported, updated at May 28, 2020
$15.49
per hour
The average salary for a medical assistant is $15.49 per hour in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Employee discount
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Where can a Medical Assistant earn more?

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Specialty categories:
Top specialty
Salary
Job openings
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Nuclear Medicine
+76.39%
33 jobs
67Company icon
Cath Lab
+95.90%
5 jobs
6Company icon
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
+63.14%
56 jobs
75Company icon
Radiology
+24.46%
482 jobs
1,576Company icon
Surgery
+10.53%
1,205 jobs
2,846Company icon
License categories:
Top license
Salary
Job openings
Companies
LVN
+52.71%
104 jobs
381Company icon
LPN
+27.29%
544 jobs
1,856Company icon
Esthetician License
+19.49%
7 jobs
10Company icon
RN
+4.97%
196 jobs
602Company icon
Top skill
Salary
Job openings
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Dissection
+37.07%
30Company icon
Clinical Trials
+12.33%
21Company icon
Family Planning
+47.19%
20Company icon
Epic
+9.16%
753Company icon
Data Collection
+7.55%
533Company icon
Certification categories:
Top certification
Salary
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BLS Certification
+15.36%
10,232Company icon
CNA
+25.74%
627Company icon
Certified Phlebotomy Technician
+6.47%
500Company icon
Heartsaver Certification
+19.30%
54Company icon
AHA Certification
+7.76%
2,150Company icon

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

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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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