How much does a Medical Assistant make? The median annual Medical Assistant salary is $33,606, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $30,979-$36,290, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Medical Assistant in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Medical Assistant in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Medical Assistant in the United States is $33,606, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Medical Assistant in the United States are expected to make less than $33,606.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Medical Assistant that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Medical Assistant are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician. Interviews patients, measures vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height), and records or inputs information to patients' medical record. Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients. May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. Requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Requires Health Care Assistant certificate (state). Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. View full job description