Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Salary

Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistants take home approximately $13.37 per hour on average. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$19,517 - $40,461
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MEDIAN: $29,583
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$10.32 - $16.99
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Salary $19,517 - $40,461
Bonus $2.50 - $1,100
Total Pay (?
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$21,604 - $36,235
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 123
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $10.32 - $16.99
Overtime $12.38 - $24.97
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $2.50 - $1,100
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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$21,604 - $36,235
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,636

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Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,300

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

For Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistants, working in the bustling city of Minneapolis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Certified Medical Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+18 percent), Greensboro (+15 percent), Charleston (+14 percent), and Baltimore (+13 percent). Raleigh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Greenville (8 percent lower) and Milwaukee (7 percent lower).

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in Athens:
"Learn."
Learn as much as you possibly can, so you will always be ahead of the game.

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 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.

Key Stats for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 202 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Salaries


Family Practice/Pediatrics
▲2%

Patient Education
▲1%

Triage
▲1%

Family Practice
▲1%

Medical Records
▲1%

Microsoft Office
▲1%

Internal Medicine
▲1%

Billing
▲1%

Pediatrics
▲1%


Office Administration
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

▼1%

Scheduling
▼1%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 202 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 32%
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