1. Home
  2. Career Explorer
  3. Medical Assistant
  4. Salaries
Content has loaded

Medical assistant salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $18.87
Low $14.20
High $25.09
Non-cash benefit
View more benefits

The average salary for a medical assistant is $18.87 per hour in the United States. 108.6k salaries reported, updated at September 23, 2023

Is this useful?

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
View job openings with the years of experience that is relevant to you on Indeed
View jobs
Is this useful?

Top companies for Medical Assistants in United States

  1. Kaiser Permanente
    13,145 reviews47 salaries reported
    $27.56per hour
Is this useful?

Highest paying cities for Medical Assistants near United States

  1. Washington, DC
    $21.41 per hour
    220 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $20.77 per hour
    1k salaries reported
  3. Brooklyn, NY
    $19.81 per hour
    1.1k salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $19.31 per hour
    1.1k salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $19.09 per hour
    881 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $18.75 per hour
    441 salaries reported
  1. Tucson, AZ
    $17.97 per hour
    423 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $17.63 per hour
    920 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $17.04 per hour
    538 salaries reported
Is this useful?

Where can a Medical Assistant earn more?

Compare salaries for Medical Assistants in different locations
Explore Medical Assistant openings
Is this useful?

Best-paid skills and qualifications for Medical Assistants

Top specialties
Nuclear Medicine
Top licenses
Top skills

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SpecialtiesSalaryJob openingsCompanies
33 jobs67
5 jobs6
56 jobs75
482 jobs1,576
1,205 jobs2,846
Is this useful?

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
Is this useful?

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.

Is this useful?

How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Certified Medical Assistant

Job openings

Average $19.20 per hour

Medical Office Assistant

Job openings

Average $17.40 per hour

Back Office Medical Assistant

Job openings

Average $18.21 per hour

Is this useful?

Common questions about salaries for a Medical Assistant

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a medical assistant?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a medical assistant position, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

Was this answer helpful?

How much do similar professions to medical assistant get paid?

Was this answer helpful?

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.

Was this answer helpful?

Do medical assistants get paid weekly or biweekly?

Career insights

Frequently searched careers

Registered Nurse

Police Officer

Software Engineer


Truck Driver

Administrative Assistant


Real Estate Agent

Nursing Assistant



Dental Hygienist