The average hourly pay for a Medical Assistant (Certified) is $14.94.
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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. Thei…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Assistant (Certified)
The top respondents for the job title Medical Assistant (Certified) are from the companies WellStar Health System, Providence Medical Group and HCA Physician Services. Reported salaries are highest at Advocate Medical Group where the average pay is $18.68. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Providence Medical Group and Dupage Medical Group, earning around $18.57 and $16.36, respectively. HCA Physician Services pays the lowest at around $14.32. WellStar Health System and Ascension Health also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.41 and $15.72, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Medical Assistant (Certified)
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Skills in Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Scheduling and Triage are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Phlebotomy.
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Assistant (Certified)
An entry-level Medical Assistant (Certified) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.98 based on 2,031 salaries. An early career Medical Assistant (Certified) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.94 based on 5,386 salaries. A mid-career Medical Assistant (Certified) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.41 based on 3,512 salaries. An experienced Medical Assistant (Certified) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.33 based on 2,796 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Medical Assistant (Certified) in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 31.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (18.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (14.5% more).
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