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Medical assistant salary in Sacramento, CA

How much does a Medical Assistant make in Sacramento, CA?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $20.52
Low $16.06
High $26.22
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a medical assistant is $20.52 per hour in Sacramento, CA. 191 salaries reported, updated at November 22, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Sacramento, CA

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 Sacramento, CA

  1. Kaiser Permanente
    13,296 reviews10 salaries reported
    $30.79per hour
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Highest paying cities for Medical Assistants near Sacramento, CA

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $26.37 per hour
    287 salaries reported
  2. San Jose, CA
    $22.80 per hour
    243 salaries reported
  3. Fremont, CA
    $22.16 per hour
    81 salaries reported
  1. San Diego, CA
    $21.39 per hour
    588 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $20.91 per hour
    1.1k salaries reported
  3. Sacramento, CA
    $20.52 per hour
    191 salaries reported
  1. Fontana, CA
    $19.18 per hour
    23 salaries reported
  2. Fresno, CA
    $18.66 per hour
    229 salaries reported
  3. Modesto, CA
    $18.58 per hour
    68 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
Top licenses
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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 Sacramento, CA?

Certified Medical Assistant

Job openings

Average $22.07 per hour

Medical Office Assistant

Job openings

Average $17.75 per hour

Back Office Medical Assistant

Job openings

Average $18.54 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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