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Medical Assistant Salary Information

The typical salary for medical assistants is dependent on work experience. Payscale.com reports that medical assistants with fewer than 5 years of work experience earn median salaries near $25,000 annually. Medical assistants with 5-19 years of work experience earn $28,000 annually, while those with 20 plus years of work experience make nearly $32,000 annually. In comparison, certified medical assistants (CMAs) with fewer than 5 years of work experience make nearly $28,000 annually, while CMAs with 5-9 years of work experience make nearly $34,000 annually. CMAs with 20 or more years of work experience can make near $41,000 each year.

Median salaries for medical assistants are also affected by geographic location. Medical assistants employed in Florida earn high median salaries nearing $29,000 annually, while medical assistants working in Georgia earn low median salaries nearing $24,000 each year. Medical assistants employed in California and New York typically earn $28,000 each year, while CMAs in these states make $37,000 annually. Medical assistants employed in Texas can make $25,000 annually, while those working in Illinois make about $26,500 annually. Additionally, salaries typically differ in cities within states. To illustrate, medical assistants employed in Houston earn median salaries near $25,000 annually, while those employed in Dallas make $30,000 annually.

Additionally, median salaries for these specialists also differ by medical clinic. Medical assistants employed at family practice clinics obtain median salaries of $23,000 annually, while those employed at gynecology and obstetrics clinics make $24,000 annually. Medical assistants employed at other medical specialist clinics make anywhere from $26,000-28,000 annually, while those employed at hospitals make nearly $30,000 annually.

Typically, medical assistants employed at large clinics make more than those employed at smaller ones. Payscale.com reports that medical assistants employed at clinics with fewer than 600 employees make median salaries ranging from $26,000-28,000 annually, while those employed at clinics with 600-5,000 employees make between $36,000-37,000 annually. In comparison, medical assistants employed by clinics with 50,000 or more employees make nearly $28,000 annually.



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