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Medical Assistant salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$19.95
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a medical assistant is $19.95 per hour in the United States. 77.5k salaries reported, updated at May 14, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Medical Assistants in United States

  1. SSM Health
    3.6star
    1441 reviews13 salaries reported
    $24.02per hour
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Highest paying cities for Medical Assistants in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $23.12 per hour
    652 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $21.64 per hour
    620 salaries reported
  3. Philadelphia, PA
    $21.05 per hour
    461 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $20.97 per hour
    324 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $20.79 per hour
    567 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $20.41 per hour
    991 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $20.34 per hour
    804 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $19.63 per hour
    663 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $19.41 per hour
    645 salaries reported
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Where can a Medical Assistant earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Medical Assistants

Top specialties
Nuclear Medicine
+76.39%salary
Top licenses
LVN
+52.71%salary
Top skills
Dissection
+37.07%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SpecialtiesSalaryJob openingsCompanies
33 jobs67
5 jobs6
56 jobs75
482 jobs1,576
1,205 jobs2,846
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Most common benefits for Medical Assistants

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • 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 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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Certified Medical Assistant

49,685 job openings

Average $18.86 per hour

Back Office Medical Assistant

82,754 job openings

Average $17.70 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Medical Assistant

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Does a medical assistant make good money?

Medical assistant salaries are very good. Especially considering the length of time needed to complete the training requirements is relatively short.

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