Medical Assistant Salary in the United States

How much does a Medical Assistant make in the United States? The average Medical Assistant salary in the United States is $35,344 as of August 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $32,586 and $38,164. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Skills Associated with Medical Assistant: Monitoring Vital Signs, Electronic health records (EHR) Software, Collect Blood Samples

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Recently searched companies with related titles : Internal Medicine Group Medical Assistant, Kaiser Permanente Medical Assistant

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Job Description

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 or inputs information to patients' medical record. Being a Medical Assistant prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients. May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. Additionally, Medical Assistant requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Requires Health Care Assistant certificate (state). Medical Assistant's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.3%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 10.7%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.7%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.0%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.9%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 21.0%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.0%