Medical Assistant in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average wage for a Medical Assistant in Chicago, Illinois is $14.41 per hour. A skill in Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$20,801 - $51,289
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$30K
$51K
MEDIAN: $29,764
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$11.11 - $18.57
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MEDIAN: $14.59
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,801 - $51,289  
   
Bonus
$1,024  
Total Pay (?
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$22,624 - $40,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $18.57  
   
Overtime
$16.75 - $28.97  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,024  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,624 - $40,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Medical Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Medical Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 32 salaries. A Medical Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Medical Assistant

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Medical Assistant Salaries

▲18%

▲11%

Late-Career
▲9%

National Average
$30,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Medical Assistant Salaries



▲1%

▲1%

▲1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Medical Records
▼1%

▼2%





▼3%

Billing
▼3%

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 34%
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