The average rate for a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) is $12.90 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Total Pay (?
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$20,083 - $41,706
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MEDIAN: $29,422
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Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Total Pay (?
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$9.86 - $16.99
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,083 - $41,706  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $991  
Profit Sharing
$101.01 - $3,389  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,620 - $36,903  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,934
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $16.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.29 - $1.31  
Overtime
$8.83 - $25.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $991  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.01 - $3,389  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,620 - $36,903  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,934
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Job Description for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
Certified medical assistants (CMAs) have duties and responsibilities related to patient care in a clinic environment. The CMA maintains the inventory of supplies for examination and procedure rooms, assists in the organization of patient flow, and organizes the clinic environment to ensure patient safety. They are also responsible for cleaning all supplies. The CMA functions under direct supervision of the physician when determining competencies and performing clinical tasks during patient care. The CMA reports to the clinic manager or lead nurse, who is responsible for administrative supervision.
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Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Tasks
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
  • Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • May assist with administrative duties including scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes.
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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
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Minneapolis
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Portland
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Charlotte
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Greensboro
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Baltimore
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Atlanta
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National Average
$27,000
Memphis
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Charleston
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Tulsa
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Chattanooga
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Experience Affects Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Salaries

National Average
$27,000

Skills That Affect Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Family Practice/Pediatrics
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Patient Education
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Triage
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Phlebotomy
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Customer Service
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Office Administration
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Scheduling
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National Average
$27,000
Medical Records
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Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 32%
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