The average Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistant can expect to rake in roughly $13.19 per hour. Nearly one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and a little over a half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistants. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,983 - $41,204
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MEDIAN: $29,779
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$10.26 - $16.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,983 - $41,204  
   
Bonus
$48.48 - $1,024  
Profit Sharing
$1,205  
Total Pay (?
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$21,385 - $35,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $16.58  
   
Overtime
$10.36 - $24.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$48.48 - $1,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,205  
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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$21,385 - $35,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,563

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,797

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Minneapolis is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistants, 30 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+20 percent), Portland (+19 percent), Baltimore (+15 percent), and Charleston (+14 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Raleigh, 9 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Greenville and Milwaukee (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in Durham:
"Education is important. Go as far as you can."
Do something more. Get your RN license, radiology. Don't just stop at the bottom.

Key Stats for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 votes.
072
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Salaries

Family Practice/Pediatrics
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Patient Education
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Family Practice
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Medical Records
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Internal Medicine
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Triage
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Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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Pediatrics
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Scheduling
0%

National Average
$28,000

Cardiology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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