Medical Assistant Salary in San Diego, California (United States)

A Medical Assistant in San Diego, California earns an average wage of $13.84 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Medical Assistant in San Diego, California Total Pay (?
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$19,463 - $39,453
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,520
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Medical Assistant in San Diego, California Total Pay (?
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$9.81 - $18.54
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,463 - $39,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$20,500 - $40,748  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $18.54  
   
Overtime
$10.82 - $26.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$20,500 - $40,748  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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Experience Affects Medical Assistant in San Diego, California Salaries

National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Medical Assistant in San Diego, California Salaries

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 9%
Procedures
up arrow 8%
Internal Medicine
up arrow 8%
Pediatrics
up arrow 2%
National Average
$29,000
Family Practice
up arrow 3%
Customer Service
up arrow 9%
Triage
up arrow 10%
Phlebotomy
up arrow 17%
Scheduling
up arrow 18%
Medical Records
up arrow 18%
Patient Education
up arrow 18%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 19%
Insurance
up arrow 20%
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Gender
Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 30%
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