Average Mid-Career Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) is $15.34.
MEDIAN $15.34
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $19
$99 - $1,247
Profit Sharing
$153 - $2,555
Total Pay
$25,380 - $40,131

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Job Description for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

The top respondents for the job title Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) are from the companies Novant Health, WellStar Health System and Allina Hospitals and Clinics. Reported salaries are highest at Allina Hospitals and Clinics where the average pay is $18.34. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Advocate Medical Group, earning around $17.28. WellStar Health System pays the lowest at around $16.03. Novant Health also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.71.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
Medical Assistant (Certified)
Medical Assistant
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Skills in Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Phlebotomy, Scheduling, Triage and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

An entry-level Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.79 based on 339 salaries. An early career Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.82 based on 2,414 salaries. An experienced Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.29 based on 1,381 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Employees with Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 28.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (22.4% more) and Indianapolis, Indiana (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Greensboro, North Carolina (3.3% less) and Jacksonville, Florida (2.2% less).

Years of Experience

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