Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Salary

An average Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistant can expect to take home roughly $13.34 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While some workers in this profession — one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and just over a half have dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,866 - $40,602
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MEDIAN: $29,674
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$10.33 - $16.84
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Salary $19,866 - $40,602
Bonus $50.00 - $1,028
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$21,592 - $36,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 116
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.33 - $16.84
Overtime $13.79 - $25.03
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $50.00 - $1,028
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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$21,592 - $36,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,561

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,115

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Minneapolis offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistants, 31 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+18 percent), Greensboro (+15 percent), Charleston (+14 percent), and Baltimore (+13 percent). Raleigh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Greenville (8 percent lower) and Milwaukee (7 percent lower).

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 Athens:
"Learn."
Learn as much as you possibly can, so you will always be ahead of the game.

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in Fort Myers:
Be prepared to start at the bottom of the payscale. CMA work hard and don't get compensated well.

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in Winston-Salem:
"Need to know pertinent information not learn as you goread,"
Read, learn all you can from online as well as your community of doctors and nurses, there is a plethora of information you never learned in a classroom but will need on the job.

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in Greensboro:
"Not for the weak nor lazy."
This job is demanding both mentally and physically, emotionally it's a rollercoaster but at the end of the day it's all worth it. Not all situations are ideal and no2 patients are alike the rewards are priceless if you're tough enough to stick it 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 174 votes.
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
▲3%

Triage
▲2%


Patient Education
▲1%

Family Practice
▲1%

Medical Records
▲1%

Office Administration
▲1%

Microsoft Office
▲1%

Internal Medicine
▲1%

Billing
▲1%

Pediatrics
▲1%

▼0%

Scheduling
▼0%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 33%
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