Medical Assistant Salary: How Much Do Medical Assistants Make?

Some pay stats at a glance

Annual Pay

Hourly Rate

Top State

Lowest State

As with any occupation, especially in the health care field, the compensation of a Medical Assistant (MA) changes depending on the area, employer, industry, and level of experience.

According to the data, the best paid MAs are likely:

  • to live in Alaska or another Pacific state
  • work at Psychiatric hospital
  • with more than 5 years of job experience

On the other hand, the worst paid MAs are more likely:

  • live in one of the east south central states
  • are employed in a continuing care retirement community
  • have less than 2 years of job experience

Certification does matter

While it isn’t necessary to be certified in order to work as a medical assistant, it is now being required by many hospitals and medical offices.

To become eligible for certification, there is in general one-year training program you must complete. This medical assistant training often allows you to take on more specialized responsibilities (X-rays, injections), thereby increasing your marketability and earning potential.

According to American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), individuals holding a certification (CMA, RMA, and others) earn more on average than non-certified medical assistants.

Entry level and long term pay rate

Entry level

Annual Pay

Longterm

Annual Pay

An individual just beginning a career as a medical assistant can expect to earn a starting salary at $14.54 per hour.

This hourly wage translates into a yearly salary of around $30,200. These numbers reflect a range of employees and skill levels, including those with no formal training.

Those without training will have increasingly limited job opportunities and will usually earn less.

First and foremost, it is wise to consider the long-term earning potential of various occupations before reaching any conclusions.

In most fields, more experience usually equals more pay. Medical assistant wage potential is as high as $20.88 per hour.

The following table illustrates the pay scale that MAs can anticipate as they gain more experience working in a physician practice:

ExperienceAvg. HourlyAvg. Annual
0-2 years$15.67$29,256
3-5 years$16.88$31,852
6-9 years$17.73$33,590
10-15 years$18.80$35,649
15 years +$20.03$38,364

The above results are taken from a survey conducted by the AAMA. The AAMA states that nearly 8,000 MAs completed the survey; most, but not all, were CMAs. According to AAMA the results have a high degree of statistical reliability.

Some skilled individuals with ample training and job experience can even earn over $40,000 per year.

Employment benefits

Absolute majority (96%) of positions include full time benefits and other potential perks

4% of mas do not receive benefits stats

The breakdown of benefits for full-time medical assistants is shown below

Medical assistant insurance benefits stats

Some employers even pay some or all of the expenses incurred while keeping current with certifications and testing. Others will help you pay dues to the AAMA and other registration fees.

What’s the average pay in your region?

Medical assistants in the Pacific region, including Alaska and Hawaii, typically make more money than MAs anywhere else in the country. Another high earning area is the West North Central region.

MAs in the Southern states and the East North Central region typically make lower salaries than in other parts of the United States.

Regional factors that influence salary iniclude population, competitiveness of the job market, and the simple concept of supply and demand.

Find the average wage at your location in the table below. Just select your state in the dropdown menu to display individual areas.

Region Hourly Annual State
Abilene 14.29 29720 TX
Akron 15.09 31390 OH
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 23.08 48000 AK
Albany 14.86 30920 GA
Albany 16.43 34180 OR
Albany-Schenectady-Troy 16.64 34620 NY
Albuquerque 15.31 31840 NM
Alexandria 14.25 29640 LA
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton 17.06 35480 PA-NJ
Altoona 14.68 30530 PA
Amarillo 15.09 31400 TX
Ames 17.75 36920 IA
Anchorage 21.69 45110 AK
Ann Arbor 16.88 35110 MI
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville 14.34 29820 AL
Appleton 17.42 36230 WI
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 16.39 34100 AZ
Asheville 15.9 33070 NC
Athens-Clarke County 16.21 33720 GA
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell 16.86 35060 GA
Atlantic City-Hammonton 16.74 34810 NJ
Auburn-Opelika 14.48 30130 AL
Augusta-Richmond County 15.34 31910 GA-SC
Austin-Round Rock 16.99 35340 TX
Bakersfield 15.99 33260 CA
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 15.44 32110 MI
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson 17.96 37360 MD
Bangor 16.64 34620 ME
Barnstable Town 22.07 45900 MA
Baton Rouge 15.53 32310 LA
Battle Creek 15.81 32890 MI
Bay City 14.49 30140 MI
Beaumont-Port Arthur 14.54 30230 TX
Beckley 14.22 29590 WV
Bellingham 20.27 42170 WA
Bend-Redmond 18.77 39050 OR
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 13.82 28740 TX
Billings 17.3 35990 MT
Binghamton 15.98 33230 NY
Birmingham-Hoover 15.04 31280 AL
Bismarck 17.21 35800 ND
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford 14.54 30240 VA
Bloomington 18.74 38980 IL
Bloomington 16.32 33940 IN
Bloomsburg-Berwick 13.57 28230 PA
Boise City 17.17 35710 ID
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 11.98 24920 TX
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua 20.46 42560 MA-NH
Boulder 19.45 40450 CO
Bowling Green 13.75 28600 KY
Bremerton-Silverdale 20.08 41770 WA
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk 19.44 40440 CT
Brownsville-Harlingen 12.71 26440 TX
Brunswick 13.53 28140 GA
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls 16.74 34820 NY
Burlington 16.78 34900 NC
Burlington-South Burlington 17.15 35670 VT
California-Lexington Park 15.7 32650 MD
Canton-Massillon 14.75 30680 OH
Cape Coral-Fort Myers 17.08 35520 FL
Cape Girardeau 14.27 29690 MO-IL
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 17.66 36730 NY
Carbondale-Marion 14.24 29610 IL
Carson City 17.69 36790 NV
Casper 15.5 32230 WY
Cedar Rapids 18.28 38030 IA
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 15.85 32960 NY
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 15.84 32950 ID
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 14.48 30110 KY
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 10.85 22570 LA
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 13.41 27890 MO
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 17.82 37050 NH
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 17.73 36880 OR
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 15.19 31590 UT
Chambersburg-Waynesboro 16.57 34460 PA
Champaign-Urbana 16.62 34580 IL
Charleston 14.79 30760 WV
Charleston-North Charleston 16.95 35260 SC
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia 16.58 34480 NC-SC
Charlottesville 16.47 34260 VA
Chattanooga 15.62 32490 TN-GA
Cheyenne 16.71 34760 WY
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin 18.05 37550 IL-IN-WI
Chico 17.22 35810 CA
Cincinnati 16.88 35100 OH-KY-IN
Clarksville 15.77 32810 TN-KY
Cleveland 14.84 30860 TN
Cleveland-Elyria 16.86 35070 OH
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 17.13 35620 OR
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 13.02 27090 TX
Coeur d’Alene 17.51 36420 ID
College Station-Bryan 14.62 30410 TX
Colorado Springs 17.08 35520 CO
Columbia 15.55 32350 MO
Columbia 14.7 30570 SC
Columbus 14.01 29150 GA-AL
Columbus 15.23 31680 IN
Columbus 16.41 34120 OH
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 19.01 39540 CT
Corpus Christi 14.21 29560 TX
Corvallis 19.92 41430 OR
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin 16.34 33980 FL
Cumberland 16.54 34400 MD-WV
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 16.42 34160 TX
Dalton 14.21 29560 GA
Danbury 17.93 37300 CT
Danville 14.95 31100 IL
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley 14.44 30040 AL
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island 15.79 32850 IA-IL
Dayton 16.12 33540 OH
Decatur 13.15 27340 AL
Decatur 15.3 31820 IL
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach 14.63 30440 FL
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood 18.6 38680 CO
Des Moines-West Des Moines 18.21 37870 IA
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn 16.55 34420 MI
Dothan 13.67 28440 AL
Dover 14.79 30770 DE
Dover-Durham 18.49 38460 NH-ME
Dubuque 17.8 37010 IA
Duluth 19.72 41020 MN-WI
Durham-Chapel Hill 16.55 34430 NC
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 13.58 28240 AR
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 15.76 32770 IL
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 13.42 27920 GA
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 14.51 30180 KY
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 17.3 35990 ND
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 15.27 31760 SD
East Stroudsburg 15.56 32370 PA
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 14.44 30030 TN
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 16.72 34780 MT
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 14.02 29160 NM
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 14.02 29170 OH
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 16.54 34400 OR
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 19.61 40790 CA
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 15.62 32480 UT
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 17.82 37060 WA
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 16.96 35280 WY
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 14.98 31150 CO
Eau Claire 17.12 35610 WI
El Centro 14.82 30820 CA
El Paso 12.46 25910 TX
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox 14.56 30290 KY
Elkhart-Goshen 15.71 32690 IN
Elmira 16.43 34170 NY
Enid 15.25 31730 OK
Erie 14.63 30430 PA
Eugene 19.55 40660 OR
Evansville 16.45 34220 IN-KY
Fairbanks 21.52 44770 AK
Fargo 18.64 38770 ND-MN
Farmington 14.75 30680 NM
Fayetteville 14.1 29320 NC
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers 14.5 30150 AR-MO
Flagstaff 17.1 35570 AZ
Flint 14.56 30270 MI
Florence 13.18 27420 SC
Florence-Muscle Shoals 14.48 30120 AL
Fond du Lac 17.76 36940 WI
Fort Collins 17.98 37400 CO
Fort Smith 13.97 29050 AR-OK
Fort Wayne 15.67 32590 IN
Fresno 16.97 35290 CA
Gadsden 13.34 27750 AL
Gainesville 15.8 32860 FL
Gainesville 16.02 33310 GA
Gettysburg 16.11 33500 PA
Glens Falls 16.38 34070 NY
Goldsboro 15.43 32090 NC
Grand Island 15.3 31830 NE
Grand Junction 17.05 35460 CO
Grand Rapids-Wyoming 16.59 34510 MI
Grants Pass 17.55 36500 OR
Great Falls 16.02 33320 MT
Greeley 16.13 33550 CO
Green Bay 17.81 37040 WI
Greensboro-High Point 16.51 34350 NC
Greenville 15.13 31470 NC
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin 15.72 32700 SC
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula 14.13 29400 MS
Hagerstown-Martinsburg 16.85 35050 MD-WV
Hammond 14.77 30720 LA
Hanford-Corcoran 14.81 30810 CA
Harrisburg-Carlisle 15.86 32980 PA
Harrisonburg 15.98 33250 VA
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford 19.73 41050 CT
Hattiesburg 14.71 30590 MS
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 20.15 41900 HI
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton 14.69 30550 NC
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 13.83 28770 TX
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort 15.66 32560 SC
Hinesville 16.62 34570 GA
Homosassa Springs 15.54 32330 FL
Hot Springs 14.84 30860 AR
Houma-Thibodaux 14.58 30320 LA
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 16.49 34290 TX
Huntington-Ashland 14.07 29270 WV-KY-OH
Huntsville 14.26 29660 AL
Idaho Falls 14.9 31000 ID
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson 17.17 35720 IN
Iowa City 20.2 42010 IA
Ithaca 17.69 36790 NY
Jackson 17.29 35960 MI
Jackson 15.55 32340 MS
Jackson 15 31200 TN
Jacksonville 16.21 33720 FL
Jacksonville 14.82 30830 NC
Janesville-Beloit 18.37 38210 WI
Jefferson City 14.57 30310 MO
Johnson City 14.43 30010 TN
Johnstown 15.79 32850 PA
Jonesboro 13.42 27900 AR
Joplin 14.33 29810 MO
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina 18.92 39340 HI
Kalamazoo-Portage 15.69 32640 MI
Kankakee 17.43 36240 IL
Kansas City 16.79 34920 MO-KS
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 13.96 29040 KS
Kennewick-Richland 17.9 37240 WA
Killeen-Temple 15.6 32440 TX
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol 16.89 35130 TN-VA
Kingston 15.53 32310 NY
Knoxville 15.74 32750 TN
Kokomo 15.7 32660 IN
La Crosse-Onalaska 17.43 36250 WI-MN
Lafayette 14.58 30330 LA
Lafayette-West Lafayette 17.07 35500 IN
Lake Charles 12.91 26840 LA
Lake Havasu City-Kingman 15.42 32060 AZ
Lakeland-Winter Haven 14.8 30790 FL
Lancaster 16.05 33380 PA
Lansing-East Lansing 16.59 34510 MI
Laredo 11.6 24140 TX
Las Cruces 13.63 28350 NM
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise 16.58 34480 NV
Lawrence 14.59 30350 KS
Lawton 13.2 27460 OK
Lebanon 16.11 33520 PA
Leominster-Gardner 18.34 38150 MA
Lewiston 16.48 34290 ID-WA
Lewiston-Auburn 15.97 33230 ME
Lexington-Fayette 17.07 35510 KY
Lima 15.42 32080 OH
Lincoln 17.57 36540 NE
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway 16.11 33510 AR
Logan 15.56 32360 UT-ID
Longview 16.84 35020 TX
Longview 19.79 41160 WA
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 18.41 38300 CA
Louisville/Jefferson County 16.72 34780 KY-IN
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 14.59 30350 SC
Lubbock 14.01 29150 TX
Lynchburg 15.41 32050 VA
Macon 14.43 30020 GA
Madera 15.54 32320 CA
Madison 18.98 39480 WI
Manchester 18.04 37520 NH
Manhattan 13.56 28200 KS
Mankato-North Mankato 18.96 39440 MN
Mansfield 14.97 31130 OH
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 15.78 32830 MD
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 20.03 41660 MA
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission 13.18 27420 TX
Medford 19.29 40120 OR
Memphis 16.43 34170 TN-MS-AR
Merced 14.81 30800 CA
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach 17.33 36040 FL
Michigan City-La Porte 16.14 33570 IN
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 14.38 29910 GA
Midland 16.72 34780 TX
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis 18.02 37480 WI
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington 20.31 42240 MN-WI
Missoula 18.73 38950 MT
Mobile 13.39 27840 AL
Modesto 18.04 37510 CA
Monroe 14.61 30390 LA
Monroe 15.6 32440 MI
Montgomery 13.55 28170 AL
Morgantown 13.14 27330 WV
Morristown 14.31 29760 TN
Mount Vernon-Anacortes 20.04 41690 WA
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 15.32 31860 NC
Muncie 16.67 34680 IN
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach 15.36 31950 SC-NC
Napa 19.89 41380 CA
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island 19.14 39810 FL
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin 16.9 35150 TN
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 17.21 35790 NV
New Bedford 17.33 36040 MA
New Bern 13.86 28830 NC
New Haven 19.74 41060 CT
New Orleans-Metairie 15.01 31220 LA
New York-Newark-Jersey City 18.72 38940 NY-NJ-PA
Niles-Benton Harbor 15.87 33010 MI
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 13.32 27710 AR
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 14.74 30650 TN
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 18.31 38070 CA
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 13.99 29100 FL
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 14.05 29220 GA
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 13.8 28710 MO
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 15.13 31470 OH
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton 17.75 36910 FL
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 14.67 30510 TX
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 18.94 39390 CA
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 12.76 26540 AL
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 14.7 30570 NC
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 15.8 32870 IA
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 11.69 24320 LA
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 15.11 31430 MI
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 16.27 33850 ME
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 20.21 42040 MN
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 15.4 32040 MS
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 15.26 31740 NE
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 13.16 27380 OK
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 16.22 33740 SC
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 16.08 33450 VA
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 17.23 35830 WI
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 15.54 32310 IN
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 17.63 36660 NH
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 14.73 30640 NM
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 16.4 34110 PA
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 17.21 35790 VT
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 12.66 26330 WV
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 12.25 25480 AL
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 19.09 39700 CO
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 15.41 32040 IL
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 16.86 35080 IO
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 16.3 33910 MI
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 18.98 39490 MN
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 14.52 30210 MS
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 16.01 33310 NE
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 13.63 28340 OK
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 16.1 33490 VA
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 16.25 33800 ID
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 16.86 35070 WI
Norwich-New London-Westerly 18.6 38690 CT-RI
Ocala 14.14 29410 FL
Ocean City 17.11 35580 NJ
Odessa 17.44 36280 TX
Ogden-Clearfield 16.36 34020 UT
Oklahoma City 15.5 32230 OK
Olympia-Tumwater 20.98 43630 WA
Omaha-Council Bluffs 17.97 37370 NE-IA
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford 16.01 33310 FL
Oshkosh-Neenah 17.22 35820 WI
Owensboro 14.26 29650 KY
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 18.77 39040 CA
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville 15.24 31700 FL
Panama City 15.44 32120 FL
Parkersburg-Vienna 14.24 29620 WV
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent 15.8 32860 FL
Peoria 16.38 34070 IL
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington 16.98 35310 PA-NJ-DE-MD
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale 16.63 34580 AZ
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 15.75 32770 NC
Pine Bluff 14.08 29290 AR
Pittsburgh 15.56 32360 PA
Pocatello 16.56 34450 ID
Port St. Lucie 15.92 33120 FL
Portland-South Portland 19.54 40640 ME
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro 20.03 41670 OR-WA
Portsmouth 17.69 36790 NH-ME
Prescott 15.52 32270 AZ
Providence-Warwick 17.99 37420 RI-MA
Provo-Orem 15.29 31800 UT
Pueblo 15.27 31760 CO
Punta Gorda 15.67 32580 FL
Racine 17.46 36310 WI
Raleigh 16.49 34290 NC
Rapid City 15.93 33130 SD
Reading 16.18 33650 PA
Redding 18.05 37530 CA
Reno 17.43 36250 NV
Richmond 16.45 34220 VA
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 16.79 34920 CA
Roanoke 15.28 31790 VA
Rochester 20.95 43580 MN
Rochester 16.36 34030 NY
Rockford 16.23 33750 IL
Rocky Mount 15.83 32920 NC
Rome 15.64 32530 GA
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade 20.35 42330 CA
Saginaw 14.38 29910 MI
Salem 18.69 38870 OR
Salinas 18.59 38670 CA
Salisbury 15.62 32480 MD-DE
Salt Lake City 17 35360 UT
San Angelo 15.22 31670 TX
San Antonio-New Braunfels 15.15 31520 TX
San Diego-Carlsbad 19.14 39810 CA
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 23.52 48920 CA
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 22.33 46450 CA
San Juan-Carolina-Caguas 11.57 24060 PR
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 20.35 42320 CA
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 21.34 44380 CA
Santa Fe 18.05 37540 NM
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 17.65 36720 CA
Santa Rosa 22.38 46550 CA
Savannah 14.67 30500 GA
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton 15.59 32440 PA
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 22.66 47140 WA
Sebastian-Vero Beach 15.83 32930 FL
Sebring 14.8 30790 FL
Sheboygan 18.32 38110 WI
Sherman-Denison 15.29 31800 TX
Shreveport-Bossier City 13.52 28120 LA
Sierra Vista-Douglas 15.49 32220 AZ
Sioux City 17.06 35480 IA-NE-SD
Sioux Falls 14.39 29940 SD
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 14.89 30980 AR
South Bend-Mishawaka 16.29 33880 IN-MI
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 14.53 30220 KY
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 16.3 33900 TN
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 18.19 37830 WI
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 15.48 32210 FL
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 13.86 28820 GA
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 17.36 36110 IL
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 14.83 30840 NE
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 12.84 26710 AL
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 14.19 29520 NC
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 15.57 32390 IA
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 18.58 38660 MN
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 12.91 26850 MS
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 14.46 30080 MO
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 13.76 28620 OK
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 16.18 33650 ID
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 15.16 31530 IN
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 14.95 31090 OH
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 15.29 31800 PA
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 17.83 37080 VT
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 12.98 27000 WV
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 16.18 33660 VA
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 12.64 26290 AL
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 17.28 35950 CO
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 15.83 32930 IA
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 12.6 26210 LA
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 17.12 35620 ME
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 17.51 36420 MN
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 13.56 28200 MS
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 13.92 28960 MO
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 17.35 36080 MT
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 15.44 32120 NY
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 12.57 26150 OK
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 13.64 28360 VA
Spartanburg 15.93 33130 SC
Spokane-Spokane Valley 18.05 37530 WA
Springfield 16.32 33940 IL
Springfield 18.68 38850 MA-CT
Springfield 13.5 28080 MO
Springfield 15.62 32500 OH
St. Cloud 18.56 38600 MN
St. George 16.76 34870 UT
St. Joseph 14.08 29290 MO-KS
St. Louis 16.36 34040 MO-IL
State College 15.68 32610 PA
Staunton-Waynesboro 15.55 32350 VA
Stockton-Lodi 18.78 39060 CA
Sumter 15.51 32260 SC
Syracuse 15.64 32530 NY
Tallahassee 15.49 32210 FL
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater 15.7 32660 FL
Terre Haute 15.91 33090 IN
Texarkana 15.14 31500 TX-AR
The Villages 15.16 31530 FL
Toledo 15.58 32400 OH
Topeka 15.65 32540 KS
Trenton 18.44 38360 NJ
Tucson 15.62 32490 AZ
Tulsa 15.98 33240 OK
Tuscaloosa 13.35 27770 AL
Twin Falls 16.37 34050 ID
Tyler 14.72 30620 TX
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 15.07 31350 MI
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 14.34 29830 SC
Urban Honolulu 18.82 39140 HI
Utica-Rome 15.31 31840 NY
Valdosta 14.96 31110 GA
Vallejo-Fairfield 23.98 49880 CA
Victoria 14.22 29570 TX
Vineland-Bridgeton 15.71 32680 NJ
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News 16.68 34700 VA-NC
Visalia-Porterville 16.09 33470 CA
Waco 15.45 32130 TX
Walla Walla 17.59 36590 WA
Warner Robins 13.89 28880 GA
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria 19.73 41040 DC-VA-MD-WV
Waterbury 19.09 39710 CT
Waterloo-Cedar Falls 16.11 33510 IA
Watertown-Fort Drum 14.36 29870 NY
Wausau 18.25 37970 WI
Weirton-Steubenville 14.8 30790 WV-OH
Wenatchee 18.27 38000 WA
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 14.21 29560 AR
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 14.02 29170 IL
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 17.77 36960 NH
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 14.32 29780 KY
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 17.34 36060 MT
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 17.18 35730 ND
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 14.94 31080 OH
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 15.49 32230 SD
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 13.57 28220 TN
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 13.63 28350 TX
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 14.34 29820 PA
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 19.34 40230 WA
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 17.56 36520 WI
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 16.32 33940 WY
Wheeling 14.19 29510 WV-OH
Wichita Falls 14.4 29950 TX
Wichita 14.98 31160 KS
Williamsport 15.84 32940 PA
Wilmington 15.83 32920 NC
Winchester 13.56 28210 VA-WV
Winston-Salem 16.97 35300 NC
Worcester 19.11 39740 MA-CT
Yakima 17.73 36890 WA
York-Hanover 16.6 34520 PA
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman 13.81 28720 OH-PA
Yuba City 17.45 36300 CA
Yuma 15.51 32260 AZ

10 Top paying industries

The location and nature of the your job position can greatly impact your potential salary.

Although over 60% of MAs are employed at private facilities, jobs can be found at a range of medical facilities including hospitals, clinics and private offices.

If you find employment at a hospital, you can expect to be paid more.

IndustryHourlyAnnual
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals$22.51$46,810
Computer Systems Design and Related Services$21.09$43,870
Junior colleges – Local government owned$20.99$43,660
Agencies, Brokerages$20.60$42,850
Amusement and Recreation Industries$20.12$41,850
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers$20.12$41,850
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories$19.69$40,960
Finance and Insurance$19.05$39,630
Colleges, universities, and professional schools – Privately owned$18.96$39,440
Insurance Carriers$18.92$39,360

10 Worst paying industries

IndustryHourlyAnnual
Continuing Care Retirement Communities$14.27$29,690
Elementary and Secondary Schools – Local government owned$14.30$29,740
Elementary and Secondary Schools$14.43$30,020
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities$14.50$30,160
Developmental Disability Facilities$14.56$30,290
Vocational Rehabilitation Services$14.72$30,620
Pharmacies and Drug Stores$14.86$30,910
Business Support Services$14.97$31,150
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals – Privately owned$15.15$31,500
Offices of Chiropractors$15.41$32,040

10 Top paying industries with the highest MA employment rate

IndustryHourlyAnnual
Outpatient Care Centers$18.84$39,190
Hospitals – Local government owned$17.96$37,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals$17.88$37,190
Hospitals – Privately owned$17.80$37,010
Offices of Physicians$17.06$35,490
Offices of Optometrists$15.79$32,840
Offices of Other Health Practitioners$15.65$32,540
Offices of Chiropractors$15.41$32,040
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities$14.50$30,160
Continuing Care Retirement Communities$14.27$29,690