A Medical Assistant in San Diego, California earns an average wage of $15.37 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Oncology and Internal Medicine.

$27,371 - $40,452
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MEDIAN: $35,000
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$11.12 - $19.77
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$35,000  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$23,314 - $42,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.12 - $19.77  
   
Overtime
$6.59 - $30.61  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,314 - $42,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,360,364
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Medical Assistant Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Medical Assistant Salaries

Oncology
up arrow 12%



Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%

Procedures
up arrow 4%

Triage
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
0%

National Average
$32,000

Medical Records
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Phlebotomy
up arrow 4%


Insurance
up arrow 5%

Billing
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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