Entry-Level Medical Assistant Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Medical Assistant earns an average wage of $12.19 per hour.
Entry-Level Medical Assistant Total Pay (?
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$19,084 - $39,631
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MEDIAN: $28,209
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Entry-Level Medical Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.57 - $15.48
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,084 - $39,631  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $812  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $3,945  
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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$19,969 - $33,530  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12,528
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.57 - $15.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.72  
Overtime
$7.72 - $23.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $812  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $3,945  
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).
)
$19,969 - $33,530  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12,528
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Medical Assistant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Medical Assistant in Bend:
"My Salary."
What the level of advancements are offered or is it better to continue ones education.
Medical Assistant in Houston:
"Waste Of Time And Money!"
Do NOT pick this type of job as long term career path. It does not pay enough and you are over worked and under paid.
Medical Assistant in Springfield:
"Rewarding Job."
Continue your career path and learn as much now as possible as a medical assistant then follow on to become a RN.
Medical Assistant in Virginia:
"There Are More Responsibilities That Are Being Passed On."
Being a medical assistant has it flaws I guess depending on where you at will make all the difference. Overall if people would work together where I work at things would be a lot better the Clinicans do not like to get clients signatures that have been seeing. And they expect the Medical Assistant to obtained those signatures for them. There are 2 medical assistants in this office and we have a total of close to 400 charts on our caseload.
Medical Assistant in Sugar Land:
"What Other Employees Were Being Paid."
Entry level medical assistants minimum hourly wage should be at least 12.00 per hour.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Medical Assistant Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Procedures
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Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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Medical Records
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Family Practice
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National Average
$26,000

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Gender

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Male
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 39%
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