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How much do Medical Assistants earn in the United States?

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Monthly

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Hourly Salary

$19.25

The average salary for a medical assistant is $30.63

$14.50

$19.25
National Average

$46.00

Annual Salary

Monthly Salary

Weekly Salary

Hourly Salary

Top Earners

$89,700

$7,475

$1,840

$46.00

75th Percentile

$57,500

$4,792

$1,179

$29.49

Average

$37,538

$3,128

$770

$19.25

25th Percentile

$33,150

$2,763

$680

$17.00


30 salaries reported. Updated 24 September 2021

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How much does a Medical Assistant make?

In the United States, the average pay for a medical assistant as of September 2021 is approximately $19.25 per hour. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $37,538 per year and $3,128 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Medical Assistant Salaries

DirectlyApply has seen medical assistant salaries ranging from a high of $46.00 per hour to a low of $14.50 per hour, although we would estimate that the majority of medical assistants currently sit between $17.00 per hour and $29.49 per hour.


To be considered a top earning medical assistant you would be expected to be making in excess of $46.00 per hour, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $17.00 per hour or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.


However interestingly, the average pay range for a medical assistant can vary significantly (by as much as $29.00 per hour) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

How does Medical Assistant pay compare across the United States?

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under -7% less than national average

-4% to -7% less than national average

-1% to -4% less than national average

within 1% of national average

4% to 1% above national average

7% to 4% above national average

over 7% above national average

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