Medical Assistant Hourly Wages

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Alternate Job Titles: Medical Assistant

What is the average hourly pay rate for Medical Assistant?
The hourly wages for someone with the job title Medical Assistant may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. 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 hourly wages for people with the job title Medical Assistant in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Medical Assistant in the United States that make less than that hourly rate. For example the median expected hourly pay for a typical Medical Assistant in the United States is $16 an hour, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Medical Assistant in the United States are expected to make less than $16 an hour.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $16
  • 10%$13
  • 25%$15
  • 75%$17
  • 90%$18

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Job Description for Medical Assistant

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 information on patients' charts. May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients. Requires a high school diploma and medical assistant certificate and 0-2 years of experience in a related field. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Typically reports to supervisor or manager. View Medical Assistant job description

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Categories:  Healthcare -- Administrative, Healthcare -- Technicians

Industries:  Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Healthcare

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