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Medical Assistant Salary and Job Information for Mississippi


Mississippi State SealHere is important employment and salary information for anyone looking for a medical assistant’s job in the state of Mississippi. This information in furnished by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Mississippi ranks 44th in the country for medical assistant employment and 47th for average annual salary. Statewide employment numbers are just over 1,800 jobs and the average salary is $26,000.
 

 

To get a better idea of specific state information the table below breaks out the data for five metropolitan areas and four nonmetropolitan areas in the state.

Medical Assistant Salary Data for Mississippi

Area nameEmploymentHourly mean wageAnnual mean wageHourly median wageAnnual median wage
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS210$12.44$25,870$12.06$25,090
Hattiesburg MS140$12.37$25,730$12.30$25,590
Jackson MS320$13.17$27,400$12.88$26,780
Memphis TN-MS-AR2420$14.02$29,170$13.39$27,850
Pascagoula MS130$12.61$26,220$12.50$25,990
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area420$12.71$26,440$11.89$24,730
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area130$10.86$22,580$10.47$21,790
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area160$10.62$22,080$10.58$22,000
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area90$14.01$29,150$12.14$25,260
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

For employment, the area around Memphis has the highest medical assistant employment. Because of the way the Bureau of Labor Statistics combines data, there is some overlap with other states. This is in fact the case around Memphis. The data includes parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. This area has employment of about 2,400 jobs.

The areas with the lowest employment are the Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area and the Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area. They have about 130 and 90 jobs respectively.

The Memphis area also has the highest average annual salary in the state at $29,170. The same two nonmetropolitan areas with the lowest employment of medical assistants also have the lowest average annual salaries in the state. They are $22,580 and $22,080 respectively.

The range of average salaries across the state is fairly consistent. This means that wherever you are looking for a job the average wages will be about the same.

Always remember, these numbers are estimates and will change over time. Because they are estimates it is quite likely that you will find significant variations from one job to the next. Actual pay levels for any one job are affected by many factors.

The best thing you can do to find the best job is prepare well for your job search. This means spending the time to prepare a great medical assistant’s resume. Make sure it highlights all your special qualifications. Spend the time to put together a strong cover letter to send to prospective employers. A good cover letter will get their attention and get you that first interview.

Put in the effort in your job search and it will pay off for you in the long run.