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Medical Assistant Salary and Jobs Information for New Jersey

New Jersey State SealIf you are looking for a medical assistant’s job in New Jersey there are plenty of opportunities. New Jersey ranks 10th in the country according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics for medical assistant employment.  And it ranks 13th in the country for average annual salaries for medical assistants.

While this sounds good and it is, you need to look at the state break down of both jobs and salaries to get the true picture.


The table below breaks out state wide detail into various metropolitan areas. When you look at this data you will immediately see that there is a lot of overlap with neighboring states. While this influences the overall numbers there are certain areas where it is specific to New Jersey.

Medical Assistant Salary Information for New Jersey

Area nameEmploymentHourly mean wageAnnual mean wageHourly median wageAnnual median wage
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ1640$14.64$30,450$14.10$29,320
Atlantic City-Hammonton NJ480$13.46$28,000$13.35$27,770
Camden NJ Metropolitan Division1760$15.02$31,240$14.27$29,690
Edison-New Brunswick NJ Metropolitan Division3580$14.88$30,960$14.25$29,650
Newark-Union NJ-PA Metropolitan Division3890$16.54$34,390$16.14$33,560
New York-White Plains-Wayne NY-NJ Metropolitan Division14390$16.22$33,740$15.89$33,050
Ocean City NJ130$13.52$28,110$13.53$28,140
Trenton-Ewing NJ590$16.28$33,850$16.09$33,470
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton NJ330$13.58$28,250$13.60$28,290
Wilmington DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division1270$15.94$33,160$15.77$32,810
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Looking first at employment levels you will see that the Newark-Union area currently has the highest level of employment in New Jersey with about 3900 jobs. This is followed by the Edison-New Brunswick area at about 3600 jobs and the Camden area with about 1800 jobs.

At the other end of the list is Ocean City with the least number of jobs at about 130. When you look at the chart above you will see other areas that overlap with New York and Pennsylvania. If you are looking for jobs in these areas, this breakout will be useful.

The highest average annual salaries can be found in the Newark area. This was also the area with the highest employment. The average salary in the Newark area is $34,390. This is followed by the Trenton-Ewing area at $33,850. At the other end are the Ocean City and Atlantic City areas at $28,110 and $28,000 respectively.

Keep in mind that all these numbers are estimates prepared by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They will change over time. You will probably find variances in your own job search. If you prepare for your job search correctly you’ll give yourself the best chance of finding the job you want at the best pay possible.

Be sure to take the time to prepare the best resume possible. Highlight your own particular strengths. Write a cover letter specifically for each job you are interest in. If you take the time to do these two things the right way it will pay off big time in the long run.