Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Salary

For Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistants, hourly average wages total $13.24 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by slightly more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,950 - $40,982
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$41K
MEDIAN: $30,069
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$10.30 - $16.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,950 - $40,982  
   
Bonus
$49.49 - $1,011  
Profit Sharing
$1,205  
Total Pay (?
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$21,458 - $35,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $16.63  
   
Overtime
$12.03 - $24.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$49.49 - $1,011  
   
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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$21,458 - $35,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,523

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,903

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistants, Minneapolis offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+19 percent), Greensboro (+16 percent), Charleston (+15 percent), and Baltimore (+14 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Raleigh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Greenville (7 percent lower) and Milwaukee (6 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 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
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 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
▲4%

Patient Education
▲2%

Triage
▲2%

Family Practice
▲2%

Medical Records
▲2%

Office Administration
▲2%

Microsoft Office
▲2%

Internal Medicine
▲2%

Billing
▲2%

Pediatrics
▲2%


▲1%

Scheduling
▼0%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 33%