Entry-Level Medical Assistant Salary

The average Entry-Level Medical Assistant can expect to rake in roughly $13.34 per hour. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Medical Assistants varies from around $21K to approximately $36K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $2K and $2K, respectively. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Medical Assistants. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$19,958 - $41,573
$20K
$30K
$42K
MEDIAN: $29,627
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$10.20 - $16.63
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MEDIAN: $13.34
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$0$41K
Salary $19,958 - $41,573
Bonus $102.13 - $1,957
Profit Sharing $9.86 - $2,433
Commission $212.50
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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$21,279 - $35,859
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 838
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.20 - $16.63
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.03
Overtime $14.44 - $25.50
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $102.13 - $1,957
Commission $212.50
Profit Sharing $9.86 - $2,433
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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$21,279 - $35,859
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11,986

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Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Assistant


Many Entry-Level Medical Assistants can be found at Planned Parenthood, Family Practice Clinic, Banner Health, Kaiser Permanente, and Mercy Hospital, firms that are at the top of the field. Although the highest salaries can be found at Dignity Health where median pay is $37K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $33K and $43K. Other big spenders include Swedish Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, and Internal Medicine Group, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Medical Assistants see paychecks nearing $37K, $36K, or $32K.

Family Practice Clinic offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $22K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $33K. Pediatric Clinic, Medical Associates, and Mercy Hospital also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $24K, $26K, and $27K-paychecks on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,123

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Medical Assistants, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Medical Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+14 percent), New York (+8 percent), Philadelphia (+3 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Dallas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Jacksonville and San Antonio are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 8 percent less than the median.

Medical Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Medical Assistant in Willowbrook:
"The benefits."
Research the benefits and supervisors.

Medical Assistant in Harlingen:
"No pay raise x 9 years."
Become a LVN or RN after your MA Cert.

Medical Assistant in St. Louis:
"Know."
Know your stuff and stand up for yourself.

Medical Assistant in Salem:
"That it was such a low paying Job."
Work in a large clinic or Hospital.

Medical Assistant in Orange:
"Treat others as you want to be treated."
Find a field you love, don't cut quarters, take pride in your job, listen to the more experienced staff.

Medical Assistant in Calexico:
"PHONE CALLS, SPECIALIST APPOINTMENTS, TRIAGE, VACCINES,"
WORK HARD AND ENJOY YOUR JOB, BE NICE WITH PEOPLE AND POLITE.

Medical Assistant in Sandakan:
"Work smart safety first."
Do right on the first time. Follow the procedure according to SOp.

Key Stats for Medical Assistant

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1529 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
14%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Medical Assistant Salaries


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National Average
$28,000

Triage
▼1%

Patient Education
▼1%

Family Practice
▼1%

▼1%


▼2%

Phlebotomy
▼2%


▼2%


▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1529 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 39%
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