For those looking for employment as a medical assistant in Connecticut there is good news and lesser good news. The not so good news is that Connecticut ranks 29th among states for medical assistant employment. This is not real bad but it is in the lower half of the sates.
The good news is that for salaries, Connecticut ranks 5th among all states. Medical assistant salaries there average $34,100 per year. The hourly wage rate is $16.40. So if you’re looking for a job in Connecticut your likely to find the pay is much better than in other states.
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The table below shows employment and salary data for eight metropolitan areas and for two areas outside the metropolitan areas.
Medical Assistant Salary Data for the State of Connecticut
|Area name||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage||Hourly median wage||Annual median wage|
|Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford CT||1930||$16.22||$33,740||$16.09||$33,480|
|New Haven CT||1160||$16.62||$34,570||$15.54||$32,330|
|Norwich-New London CT-RI||560||$16.98||$35,310||$16.06||$33,410|
|Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area||190||$17.37||$36,130||$16.96||$35,280|
|Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area||120||$16.98||$35,310||$16.96||$35,270|
For employment the Hartford area leads the state in the number of medical assistant jobs. It is followed by Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Springfield and New Haven making up the top four employment areas. This probably is no surprise for anyone who is familiar with the state.
What may be of surprise is that when you look at average annual salaries, the Hartford area drops way down. The highest salaries in the state are actually found in Danbury with an average of $39,430 per year. Hartford’s average annual salary is $33,740.
Across the state, salaries range from a low of $31,530 in Waterbury to a high of $39,430 in Danbury. This is a fairly wide range for a small state like Connecticut.
Outside of the major metropolitan areas there is data available for Northwestern and Eastern Connecticut. Employment is low in these areas when you exclude the jobs in the metropolitan areas but the Northwestern Connecticut area ranks 3rd in average annual salary at$36,130.
You should always keep in mind that these average statistics should be used only as a guide in your job searches. Use them only as a starting point for your expectations. Individual jobs can vary quite a bit from location to location and between types of healthcare facilities.
Prepare yourself well for your job search with an outstanding resume and cover letter to make yourself standout from the crowd.