Average Medical Assistant (Certified) Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Medical Assistant (Certified) is $14.94.
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $19
$102 - $1,578
Profit Sharing
$290 - $3,575
$102 - $9,826
Total Pay
$24,564 - $40,400

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Job Description 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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Medical Assistant (Certified). Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
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Popular Skills for Medical Assistant (Certified)

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.
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).

Years of Experience

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