Medical Assistant Salary

A Medical Assistant earns an average wage of $14.17 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$20,883 - $44,858
$21K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $30,669
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50%
90%

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$10.84 - $18.44
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.36
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$0$44K
Salary $20,883 - $44,858
Bonus $152.69 - $2,046
Profit Sharing $49.43 - $4,500
Commission $0.27 - $13,809
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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$22,623 - $39,616
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,462
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $10.84 - $18.44
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.91
Overtime $14.95 - $27.94
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $152.69 - $2,046
Commission $0.27 - $13,809
Profit Sharing $49.43 - $4,500
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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$22,623 - $39,616
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21,113

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Job Description for Medical Assistant

Most of the time, medical assistants work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, or medical clinics. They prepare treatment rooms to make sure that they are clean. They walk patients from waiting rooms to examination or treatment rooms. They interview patients. They take patients’ vital signs, such as temperature, weight, and blood pressure. They write down other information, such as why the patients come to their facility, their symptoms, and medication that patients are currently taking. They must place all information given by their patients in their medical records.

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Medical Assistant Tasks

  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • May assist with administrative duties including scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes.
  • Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.

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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 $28,000 based on 13,036 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 $31,000 based on 6,659 salaries. An experienced Medical Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 5,032 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 $35,000 based on 1,468 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,190

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Medical Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Assistant?

Medical Assistant in Oneonta:
"Very challenging."
Pros: The patients and the Healthcare provided to them.
Cons: Underpaid.

Medical Assistant in Dayton:
"It was caring, giving, professional, loving, happy, sincere."
Pros: I like that I could make a difference in someone's life by giving them proper care. Also by giving them patient education. Also by making them feel better and confident about there health.
Cons: There is nothing least that I like about my job. I like everything about it because it equals out to benefit the patients overall health condition, safety, patient education, concerns, care and needs.

Medical Assistant in West Chester:
"Working in a labor camp without Experienced Guidance."
Pros: The patients.
Cons: The way that management is only concerned about the money in their pocket and not the employees nor the patients.

Medical Assistant in Atlanta:
"Working as a med asst."
Pros: Helping patients.
Cons: Having to do almost everything.

Medical Assistant in Columbus:
"Medical Assisting."
Pros: I love knowing I help people feel better!
Cons: The over scheduling of patients.

Medical Assistant in Covington:
Pros: There are several things that I like about my job: 1. The interaction and relationships I get to build with my patients. Everyone is unique in their own way. Everyone has something to offer to you. 2. There is always something you learn everyday. 3. The satisfaction of knowing someone needed my help. And our team cured them.
Cons: Office conditions. The management. There is no manager.

Medical Assistant in Valencia:
Pros: Gaining knowledge on various day to day health conditions, h9w certain medication can and can't help, and helping out in ways that may seem insignificant but go a long ways.
Cons: There are always two types of patients: comoliant and noncompliant. What I have come to hate are those none compliant patients who look for ways to get rid of pain in the form of medicine but completely ignore the lifestyle changes that could so the same thing without long-term side effects.

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Key Stats for Medical Assistant

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2949 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Medical Assistant Salaries

▲16%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$30,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Medical Assistant Salaries



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▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Scheduling
▼1%

Phlebotomy
▼1%

▼1%

Family Practice
▼1%

Customer Service
▼2%



▼3%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2949 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 35%
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