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Medical Assistant Salary – Wage Data By State


medical-assistant-salarySalaries for medical assistants will vary from state to state in the U.S. They will also vary depending on the type of healthcare facility you are working in, any certifications you have earned and the number of years of experience that you have.

All the medical assistant salary data available shows a strong job market and ample opportunities for employment. That doesn’t mean it won’t take some work to find the right job for you. But with a good job searching plan and promoting yourself in the right way, you will find the kind of medical assisting job you are looking for with good pay and benefits.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has compiled employment and medical assistant salary data as of May 2012. This is the latest government data available.

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The data in the table above represents the national average hourly pay rate and the average annual salary across the country.

Top Paying Facility Types for Medical Assistants

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As indicated in the table above, some of the top paying Medical Assistant Jobs are not always in the traditional healthcare settings. This means that in your job search do not be overly narrow. Widen your search to include some of these healthcare settings as well.

As in any field the years of experience will make a difference in salaries. If you’re just entering the medical assisting profession then entry level salaries are the most important. A study was done recently by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). The average salary by years of experience is shown in the table below. This gives you a little finer breakdown of hourly pay and annual salaries.

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If you have some years of experience that you can see what the national average salary is for your particular level of experience.

U.S. Medical Assistant Salary Data by State

StateEmploymentHourly mean wageAnnual mean wageHourly median wageAnnual median wage
Alabama6870$11.95$24,860.00$11.72$24,370.00
Alaska1210$19.18$39,900.00$19.13$39,780.00
Arizona13350$15.10$31,410.00$14.92$31,030.00
Arkansas2010$12.88$26,780.00$12.30$25,580.00
California82280$16.23$33,750.00$15.60$32,440.00
Colorado8200$15.76$32,790.00$15.28$31,780.00
Connecticut6600$16.40$34,100.00$15.97$33,220.00
Delaware1820$15.22$31,670.00$14.78$30,750.00
Florida38080$13.75$28,600.00$13.48$28,030.00
Georgia17630$13.81$28,720.00$13.47$28,020.00
Hawaii3190$16.72$34,780.00$16.75$34,830.00
Idaho2250$14.09$29,310.00$13.78$28,650.00
Illinois18420$15.06$31,320.00$14.19$29,520.00
Indiana11910$13.85$28,800.00$13.49$28,060.00
Iowa4480$14.28$29,700.00$13.95$29,020.00
Kansas4300$13.01$27,060.00$12.56$26,120.00
Kentucky7130$13.00$27,040.00$12.90$26,820.00
Louisiana6810$12.77$26,560.00$12.49$25,980.00
Maine2820$14.79$30,760.00$14.28$29,690.00
Maryland9480$15.27$31,770.00$15.01$31,220.00
Massachusetts13610$17.89$37,210.00$17.12$35,600.00
Michigan21820$13.66$28,410.00$13.32$27,700.00
Minnesota8430$15.64$32,530.00$15.78$32,820.00
Mississippi1820$12.50$26,000.00$11.82$24,590.00
Missouri9280$13.55$28,180.00$13.03$27,090.00
Montana780$14.51$30,180.00$14.26$29,650.00
Nebraska3160$13.95$29,010.00$13.64$28,370.00
Nevada4720$15.08$31,360.00$14.76$30,690.00
New Hampshire1920$15.43$32,100.00$15.25$31,710.00
New Jersey14440$15.43$32,090.00$14.96$31,120.00
New Mexico5090$13.57$28,220.00$13.32$27,700.00
New York21650$15.99$33,270.00$15.64$32,530.00
North Carolina14130$13.99$29,090.00$13.79$28,690.00
North Dakota410$14.38$29,920.00$14.36$29,870.00
Ohio22440$13.48$28,040.00$13.28$27,620.00
Oklahoma7290$12.16$25,280.00$11.67$24,270.00
Oregon7720$16.11$33,510.00$15.94$33,150.00
Pennsylvania22460$14.37$29,900.00$13.80$28,700.00
Rhode Island1820$15.27$31,760.00$15.12$31,450.00
South Carolina8030$14.00$29,130.00$13.52$28,120.00
South Dakota1090$12.91$26,840.00$12.86$26,740.00
Tennessee13090$13.53$28,140.00$13.13$27,320.00
Texas51890$13.59$28,270.00$13.16$27,380.00
Utah6200$13.45$27,970.00$13.25$27,560.00
Vermont660$15.70$32,660.00$14.80$30,770.00
Virginia10360$14.66$30,490.00$14.30$29,740.00
Washington13690$16.99$35,330.00$16.73$34,790.00
West Virginia3280$11.71$24,360.00$11.26$23,420.00
Wisconsin10750$15.09$31,390.00$14.87$30,940.00
Wyoming620$14.54$30,250.00$14.30$29,750.00
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Average Medical Assistant Salary Range by State

The map below from the Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies by state the average salary range for medical assistants in each state. These are average salaries and many times do not represent the beginning salaries offered. But this does give you some idea of the kind of salary potential there is in your particular state.

Medical Assistant Salary State Map

Your Job Search:

When your ready to start your job search, make sure you have taken the time to prepare the most complete medical assistant resume you can. Take the time to do this correctly. It will pay immense benefits in the long run.