$31,190
Avg. Salary
$14.80
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$502

Bonus

$1,227

Profit Sharing

$275

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Medical Assistant (Certified) is $14.80 per hour.

The average pay for a Medical Assistant (Certified) is $31,190 per year.

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MEDIAN $31,190
$22,230 - $43,878
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$0$43K
Salary $22,230 - $43,878
Bonus $102 - $1,939
Profit Sharing $288 - $3,935
Commission $275
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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$24,258 - $40,064
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 696
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $11.62 - $18.81
Hourly Tips $0.96
Overtime $15.30 - $27.92
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $102 - $1,939
Commission $275
Profit Sharing $288 - $3,935
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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$24,258 - $40,064
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 11,786

Job Description for Medical Assistant (Certified)

Certified medical assistants most often work in a doctor's office, a nursing care center, or another medical facility such as a hospital, nursing home, or pharmacy. Their responsibilities include providing continuing patient care, working with doctors and nurses to meet the needs of patents, and performing administrative and clerical duties in an office environment. They greet and assist patients with paperwork, show patients to their exam rooms, and take patients' vitals and drawing blood. Their typical work week usually includes a full-time schedule during regular business hours, although they may be hired for night shifts.

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Medical Assistant (Certified) Pay By Employer

$0$47K

$30,390

$38,849

$34,940

$29,979

Mercy Hospital
20 profiles
$30,170

$27,720

$37,638

Novant Health
17 profiles
$36,392

$37,852

$33,903

Common Career Paths for Medical Assistant (Certified)


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Certified Medical Assistants do not often transition into Physician Assistant roles. The role averages $84K per year. When Certified Medical Assistants are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurses. Those roles pay an additional $25K and $7K, respectively.

Medical Assistant (Certified) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Medical Assistant (Certified)


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Wound Care, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Procedures are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Electronic Medical Records also know Phlebotomy and Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Assistant (Certified)

Pay by Experience for a Medical Assistant (Certified) has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Assistant (Certified) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 3,658 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Assistant (Certified) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 2,052 salaries. An experienced Medical Assistant (Certified) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 1,537 salaries. A Medical Assistant (Certified) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 520 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,088

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

Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Certified Medical Assistants in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Certified Medical Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+15 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Spokane (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Memphis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Jacksonville and San Antonio also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Medical Assistant (Certified) Advice

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

Medical Assistant (Certified) in Mill Valley:
Go for a higher education in the medical field. If helping people in the health care industry is your career goal being a CMA is not lucrative. For 22 years I have been a CMA I have lived paycheck to paycheck. It's very difficult to save on the salary. Going for a nursing degree is, of course much more costly, time consuming and intellectually challenging but your opportunities will be plentiful, pay will be much higher with increasing raises as your career progresses and your duties become more abundant compared to a CMA. If you get your certification for medical assisting look for a job in plastics, derm or any medical specialty that makes it's bulk of revenue by services not covered by insurance. I have enjoyed my work but looking back (22 yrs) I wish I had pushed myself harder to get into a nursing program.

Medical Assistant (Certified) in Doylestown:
Go for your Bachelors in RN. Medical Assistants are too overworked and very underpaid.

Medical Assistant (Certified) in Las Vegas:
Pros: Patient contact, office condition, fellow employees, professional atmosphere.
Cons: Stress level, pay, management, corporate culture.

Medical Assistant (Certified) in Philadelphia:
Do research before going into this occupation.

Medical Assistant (Certified) in Dothan:
"Expand Your Field."
Learn as many skills as possible the first few years of your career because it will determine your pay. Know your pay scale in the area you are in. Most employers will give you what you ask for if it's reasonable.

Medical Assistant (Certified) in Scranton:
Pros: Flex hours/days.
Cons: People who do not work.

Medical Assistant (Certified) in Chapel Hill:
"The Good, The Bad And The Ugly."
Pros: Working with patients and actually feeling like I have helped them.
Cons: We are over worked and under appreciated.

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Key Stats for Medical Assistant (Certified)

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1998 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Medical Assistant (Certified) Salaries

▲15%

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$31,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Medical Assistant (Certified) Salaries

▼0%

▼0%


▼0%

National Average
$31,000


Scheduling
▼1%



Phlebotomy
▼2%

Customer Service
▼2%

Triage
▼2%

Family Practice
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Office Administration
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1998 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 27%