A Medical Assistant earns an average wage of $12.98 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Medical Assistant Total Pay (?
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$19,619 - $40,460
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MEDIAN: $29,426
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Medical Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.86 - $17.04
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,619 - $40,460  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $3,580  
Commission
$206.08 - $8,726  
Total Pay (?
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$20,599 - $36,685  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22,436
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $17.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.47  
Overtime
$8.85 - $25.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
   
Commission
$206.08 - $8,726  
Profit Sharing
$192.71 - $3,580  
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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$20,599 - $36,685  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22,436
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Job Description for Medical Assistant
Medical assistants help leading physicians take care of patients. They interview and record patients' medical information, measure their vital signs, weight and height. They also show patients to examination rooms and gather the necessary information to prepare them for the physician. Medical assistants may also be in charge of preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician, and they record and understand many different laboratory and diagnostic tests. Additionally, they may collect, prepare and log blood, tissue, plasma or other laboratory specimens. Medical assistants may also assist with administrative duties including scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing and coding for insurance purposes.
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Medical Assistant 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 Medical Assistant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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National Average
$28,000
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Experience Affects Medical Assistant Salaries

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$28,000

Skills That Affect Medical Assistant Salaries

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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Patient Education
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National Average
$28,000
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Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 36%
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