Medical Assistant in Oakland, California Salary

How much does a Medical Assistant make in Oakland, CA? The average hourly rate for a Medical Assistant in Oakland is $17.19 per hour. This is 16% above the national average for a Medical Assistant which is $14.51 per hour. Wages for a Medical Assistant in Oakland range from $12.65 per hour to $22.05 per hour. Total Annual Compensation, which includes hourly rate and overtime for a Medical Assistant in Oakland ranges from $26,408 to $45,805 annually. Among those reporting, there is an average job satisfaction rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Women make up 100% of the Medical Assistant workforce in Oakland among those reporting. In Oakland, a Medical Assistant often enjoys medical, dental, and vision benefits provided by their employer.

$12.65 - $22.05
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.19
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50%
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Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $12.65 - $22.05
Overtime $21.86
Annual Data $0$45K
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$26,408 - $45,805
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

Job Description for Medical Assistant

Most of the time, medical assistants work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, or medical clinics. They prepare treatment rooms to make sure that they are clean. They walk patients from waiting rooms to examination or treatment rooms. They interview patients. They take patients’ vital signs, such as temperature, weight, and blood pressure. They write down other information, such as why the patients come to their facility, their symptoms, and medication that patients are currently taking. They must place all information given by their patients in their medical records.

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Medical Assistant Tasks

  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • May assist with administrative duties including scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes.
  • Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.

About Oakland, California

Alameda County, California
419,278
Male:
203,827 (48.6%)
Female:
215,451 (51.4%)
Oakland /ˈoʊklənd/ is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. A major West Coast port city, Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, the third largest city overall in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eighth largest city in California, and the 45th largest city in the United States, with a population of 419,267 as of 2015. It serves as a trade center for the San Francisco Bay Area; its Port of Oakland is the busiest port in the San Francisco Bay, the entirety of Northern California, and the fifth busiest in the United States. The city is located six miles (9.7 km) east of San Francisco. Oakland was incorporated in 1852. Oakland's territory covers what was once a mosaic of California coastal terrace prairie, oak woodland, and north coastal scrub. Its land served as a rich...
Oakland:
$58,807
California:
$64,500
$1,240
Oakland:
$557,000
California:
$449,100
4.8%

Medical Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Medical Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Medical Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Medical Assistant Salaries

Internal Medicine
▲25%

Procedures
▲21%


Scheduling
▲11%

Medical Records
▼0%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 18%