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Medical Assistant Salary and Jobs Information for Rhode Island

Rhode Island State SealRhode Island is one of the smallest states in the Union. As such it is no surprise that there are far fewer medical assistants employed there than in other larger states. Rhode Island ranks 42nd in the country with about 1800 jobs in total.

Financially the average annual salary of medical assistants in Rhode Island is pretty good. It ranks 15th in the country with an average salary of $31,770.



The table below breaks out the state wide data in to two metropolitan areas.

Medical Assistant Salary Information for Rhode Island

Area nameEmploymentHourly mean wageAnnual mean wageHourly median wageAnnual median wage
Norwich-New London, CT-RI560$16.98$35,310$16.06$33,410
Providence-Fall River-Warwick RI-MA2120$15.23$31,670$14.93$31,060
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


The Providence-Fall River-Warwick RI-MA area has the largest number of medical assistants employed at around 2100. This is far higher than the Norwich-New London area which has only 560 jobs.

If you look at the average annual salaries in these two areas the Norwich-New London area has the highest at $35,310. The Providence-Fall River-Warwick RI-MA area has an average salary of $31,670.

Remember these numbers are estimates. There are many things that will affect the salary that is paid for any specific job. If you’re looking for a medical assistant’s job in Rhode Island, there are some things you need to make you do. First, you must invest the time in the right medical assistant training program. Getting the proper training is essential. Next make sure you get a medical assistant certification. The job markets are competitive and will only get more so.

Once you are trained and certified and ready to begin your job search, make sure you prepare a strong resume – even if you are just starting out. Lastly, make sure you prepare a cover letter that is written specifically for every job you want to pursue.

Make these investments to prepare yourself properly and you will see results. It is your future so invest in it wisely.