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Medical Assistant Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $9.07 $12.64 $17.71
  Annual $18,900 $26,300 $36,800
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Medical Assistants perform administrative duties under the direction of a physician. These duties may include scheduling maintaining medical records, appointments, billing and coding for insurance purposes. Other clinical duties may include taking vital signs and medical histories, drawing blood, preparing patients, and administering medications as directed by a physician. (Physician Assistants perform different duties).