A Medical Assistant in Chicago, Illinois earns an average wage of $13.25 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Insurance, Procedures, Triage, Patient Education, and Scheduling. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Medical Assistant in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$18,477 - $50,684
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39K
51K
MEDIAN: $28,060
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Medical Assistant in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$9.73 - $17.47
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,477 - $50,684  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,001  
Total Pay (?
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$20,189 - $37,882  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $17.47  
   
Overtime
$0.35 - $25.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,001  
   
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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$20,189 - $37,882  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Assistant in Chicago, Illinois
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Medical Assistant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%
Experienced
up arrow 24%
National Average
$28,000

Skills That Affect Medical Assistant in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 22%
Procedures
up arrow 16%
Triage
up arrow 15%
Patient Education
up arrow 14%
Medical Records
up arrow 13%
Customer Service
up arrow 11%
Internal Medicine
up arrow 11%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%
Family Practice
up arrow 5%
Phlebotomy
up arrow 4%
Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 3%
Pediatrics
up arrow 3%
National Average
$28,000
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Gender
Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 39%
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