Delaware ranks 43rd among the states in terms of medical assistant employment at about 1820 jobs. It is a small state so you might expect the employment to be low and it is. But Delaware does much better when you look at the state’s average annual salary level. It ranks 17th at $31,670 per year.
For Delaware’s size this is a pretty good annual salary average and should be encouraging for anyone looking for a job in the state.
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The table brakes out state employment and salary date into two major metropolitan areas and one nonmetropolitan area.
Medical Assistant Salary Data for Delaware
|Area name||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage||Hourly median wage||Annual median wage|
|Wilmington DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division||1270||$15.94||$33,160||$15.77||$32,810|
|Sussex County Delaware nonmetropolitan area||400||$12.86||$26,750||$12.45||$25,890|
The largest metropolitan area is around the Wilmington area. Because of the way the data is aggregated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it includes data from Maryland and New Jersey as part of this larger metropolitan area.
This area has the highest average annual salary at $33,160 followed by Dover at $30,820. The one nonmetropolitan area is the Sussex area with an average annual salary of $26,750.
It’s not hard to see that the best paying jobs in Delaware will be found around Wilmington and Dover. This is probably not a surprise for anyone who knows the state.
Because of the lower number of medical assistants found in the state there will likely be more competition for the available jobs. For this reason it is extremely important that you go about your job search equipped with tools that will make you stand out in the crowd.
Be sure to take the time to prepare a great resume. If you want some resume tips try here. When you have that the next thing you will need is a good cover letter. It’s the cover letter that will catch the eye of potential employers and get you that all important interview. You can find ideas for your cover letter here.
Take the time to do it right. It will pay off in the long run.