The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported medical assistants to earn $19.62 per hour, or $40,810 per year in 2011. National statistics for medical assistant wages show that 90% of working medical assistants in the USA were earning an hourly wage of nearly $20. Of course, now that some years have passed since the publishing of these figures, the estimates are the low end and in the meantime have changed in favor of the employee.
The annual wages are calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.
Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation were:
- Ocala, FL
- Jackson, TN
- Yuba City, CA
- Albany, GA
- McAllen – Edinburg – Mission, TX
- Tucson, AZ
- Charleston – North Charleston – Summerville, SC
- Kalamazoo – Portage, MI
- Rome, GA
- Palm Bay – Melbourne – Titusville, FL