Career and Job Search Guide

Medical Assistant Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $9.07 $12.64 $17.71
  Annual Wage $18,900 $26,300 $36,800
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career 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).