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Certified Medical Assistant

Certified Medical Assistant Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $37,500 $3,125 $721 $18
75th Percentile $34,000 $2,833 $653 $16
Average $31,278 $2,606 $601 $15
25th Percentile $27,500 $2,291 $528 $13
$20,500 - $22,499
1% of jobs
$22,500 - $24,499
4% of jobs
$24,500 - $26,499
9% of jobs
$27,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$26,500 - $28,499
13% of jobs
$28,500 - $30,499
16% of jobs
The average salary is $31,278 a year
$30,500 - $32,499
17% of jobs
$34,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$32,500 - $34,499
13% of jobs
$34,500 - $36,499
9% of jobs
$37,500 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$36,500 - $38,499
6% of jobs
$38,500 - $40,499
3% of jobs
$40,500 - $42,500
2% of jobs

National Average

$20,500 $31,278/year $15/hour $42,500
Certified Medical Assistant Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$31,278
$2,606
$601
$15
Mountain View, CA
California
$36,867
$3,072
$709
$18

As of Nov 18, 2020, the average annual pay for a Certified Medical Assistant in the United States is $31,278 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $15.04 an hour. This is the equivalent of $602/week or $2,606/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $42,500 and as low as $20,500, the majority of Certified Medical Assistant salaries currently range between $27,500 (25th percentile) to $34,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $37,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Certified Medical Assistant varies little (about $6,500), which suggests that regardless of location, there are not many opportunities for increased pay or advancement, even with several years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Certified Medical Assistant job market in both Mountain View, CA and the surrounding area is very active. A Certified Medical Assistant in your area makes on average $36,867 per year, or $5,589 (18%) more than the national average annual salary of $31,278. California ranks number 4 out of 50 states nationwide for Certified Medical Assistant salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Certified Medical Assistant jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Certified Medical Assistant on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Certified Medical Assistant Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Certified Medical Assistant job is above the national average. Topping the list is Lakes, AK, with San Francisco, CA and San Leandro, CA close behind in the second and third positions. San Leandro, CA beats the national average by $5,118 (15.1%), and Lakes, AK furthers that trend with another $5,672 (16.6%) above the $31,278 average.

Importantly, Lakes, AK has a moderately active Certified Medical Assistant job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Certified Medical Assistant appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 5% between Lakes, AK and San Buenaventura, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Certified Medical Assistant role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Lakes, AK$36,950$3,079$711$17.76
San Francisco, CA$36,649$3,054$705$17.62
San Leandro, CA$36,396$3,033$700$17.50
Santa Clara, CA$36,339$3,028$699$17.47
Washington, DC$35,906$2,992$691$17.26
Los Angeles, CA$35,515$2,960$683$17.07
Fremont, CA$35,251$2,938$678$16.95
Jersey City, NJ$35,076$2,923$675$16.86
Green River, WY$34,868$2,906$671$16.76
San Buenaventura, CA$34,837$2,903$670$16.75

Top 5 Best Paying Related Certified Medical Assistant Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Certified Medical Assistant job category that pay more per year than a typical Certified Medical Assistant salary. Top examples of these roles include: Pulmonologist Assistant, Medical Monitor, and Assistant Medical Officer.

However, these example jobs are paid fairly similarly to Certified Medical Assistant jobs, with a range of just $72,733 (107.5%) to $121,690 (132.1%) more than the average Certified Medical Assistant salary of $31,278.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Pulmonologist Assistant$152,968$12,747$2,942$73.54
Medical Monitor$151,426$12,619$2,912$72.80
Assistant Medical Officer$111,364$9,280$2,142$53.54
Pediatrician Assistant$104,047$8,671$2,001$50.02
Interim Medical$104,011$8,668$2,000$50.01
About Our Data
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Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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