A Medical Assistant (Certified) in Chicago, Illinois earns an average wage of $16.73 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$23,500 - $36,000
$29K
MEDIAN: $28,904
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$13.89 - $19.56
$14
$17
$20
MEDIAN: $16.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$28,904  
   
Total Pay (?
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$28,371 - $41,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$13.89 - $19.56  
   
Overtime
$24.88  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$28,371 - $41,253  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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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
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Assistant (Certified)

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

Key Stats for Medical Assistant (Certified)

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Medical Assistant (Certified) Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Medical Assistant (Certified) Salaries

Wound Care
up arrow 3%

Dermatology
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

Procedures
0%

Customer Service
0%

Family Practice
0%

National Average
$35,000

Phlebotomy
up arrow 1%

Medical Records
up arrow 1%

Triage
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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