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Medical Assistant Salary and Job Data for Nebraska

Nebraska State SealHere is some helpful information for those who are looking for medical assistant jobs in the state of Nebraska. The state overall has just over 3600 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in their latest survey. This ranks Nebraska 37th among the states for employment.

Nebraska’s average annual salary across the state is $29,010. This ranks Nebraska 31st among the states for average annual salary.



These are state wide numbers. To really understand the salary and employment picture you need to look at salaries in various parts of the state. The table below breaks out the state data into three metropolitan areas in the state and four nonmetropolitan areas to give a more detailed look at salary and employment numbers.

Medical Assistant Salary and Employment Data for Nebraska

Area nameEmploymentHourly mean wageAnnual mean wageHourly median wageAnnual median wage
Lincoln, NE660$14.82$30,820 $14.17$29,470
Omaha-Council Bluffs NE-IA1580$14.40$29,940 $14.17$29,480
Sioux City IA-NE-SD240$13.28$27,630 $13.02$27,090
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area270$12.39$25,760 $12.01$24,980
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area400$12.90$26,840 $12.73$26,480
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area250$12.72$26,450 $12.56$26,120
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area100$12.38$25,740 $12.19$25,360
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Looking first at employment, the Omaha – Council Bluffs area has the highest employment of medical assistants at just less than 1600. Of the two other metropolitan areas for which information is available, Sioux City has the lowest level of employment at 240. The other area is Lincoln with employment at 660.

There are four nonmetropolitan areas that have data available but all range from about 100 to 400 jobs across the state.

The number of medical assistants and the demographic location of the jobs should not be a surprise for anyone who knows the state of Nebraska. The Omaha area is the largest population center and would ordinarily have both the highest employment level and the highest average annual salaries.

Keep in mind that these statistics are estimates and the actual salary level for any particular job may vary considerably. There are many factors that affect the pay level of any job.

If you are looking for a medical assistant job in Nebraska, give yourself the best chance of finding it by putting together a strong resume and cover letter. Prepared correctly they can greatly improve your chances of getting that first interview.