$30,780
Avg. Salary
$14.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$490

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

$100

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) is $14.59 per hour.

The average pay for a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) is $30,780 per year.

$11.18
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MEDIAN $14.59
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MEDIAN $30,780
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MEDIAN: $30,780
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$0$42K
Salary $20,121 - $42,686
Bonus $51.66 - $1,476
Profit Sharing $3.30 - $3,684
Commission $100
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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$23,379 - $39,820
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 347
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $11.18 - $18.67
Hourly Tips $2.05
Overtime $13.74 - $27.42
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $51.66 - $1,476
Commission $100
Profit Sharing $3.30 - $3,684
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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$23,379 - $39,820
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,594

Job Description for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Certified medical assistants (CMAs) have duties and responsibilities related to patient care in a clinic environment. The CMA maintains the inventory of supplies for examination and procedure rooms, assists in the organization of patient flow, and organizes the clinic environment to ensure patient safety. They are also responsible for cleaning all supplies. The CMA functions under direct supervision of the physician when determining competencies and performing clinical tasks during patient care. The CMA reports to the clinic manager or lead nurse, who is responsible for administrative supervision.

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Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Pay By Employer

$0$44K

Novant Health
19 profiles
$37,179

$38,218

Baptist Health
12 profiles
$28,730

$30,535

$28,050

Mercy Hospital
6 profiles
$30,945

Duke University
6 profiles
$33,402

$29,310

Common Career Paths for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)


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As Certified Medical Assistants transition into upper-level roles such as Registered Nurse, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Registered Nurses earn $56K on average per year. As Certified Medical Assistants progress in their field, many go on to become Medical Assistants. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $28K. Another common career choice for Certified Medical Assistants is to move into a Licensed Practical Nurse role — this promotion usually pays $38K.

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Triage, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Electronic Medical Records also know Phlebotomy and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 1,624 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) 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 806 salaries. An experienced Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 639 salaries. A Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) 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 210 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,646

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

With a pay rate for Certified Medical Assistants that is 28 percent greater than the national average, Portland offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Certified Medical Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+25 percent), Minneapolis (+23 percent), Baltimore (+9 percent), and Fort Worth (+9 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Greenville is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Oklahoma City and Charlotte (9 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)?

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in Charlottesville:
Pros: Learning is encouraged and knowledge is shared.
Cons:

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in Fort Myers:
Be prepared to start at the bottom of the payscale. CMA work hard and don't get compensated well.

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in Winston-Salem:
"Need to know pertinent information not learn as you goread,"
Read, learn all you can from online as well as your community of doctors and nurses, there is a plethora of information you never learned in a classroom but will need on the job.

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in Greensboro:
"Not for the weak nor lazy."
This job is demanding both mentally and physically, emotionally it's a rollercoaster but at the end of the day it's all worth it. Not all situations are ideal and no2 patients are alike the rewards are priceless if you're tough enough to stick it out,

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in Richmond:
Pros: I do LPN, RN, and Lab Tech duties.
Cons:

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in Durham:
"Education is important. Go as far as you can."
Do something more. Get your RN license, radiology. Don't just stop at the bottom.

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in New York:
Pros: Taking care of others.
Cons: No benefits.

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Key Stats for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 925 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Salaries

▲14%

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$31,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Salaries

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▲1%

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National Average
$31,000


▼1%


▼1%

Medical Records
▼2%

Office Administration
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 925 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 30%