Medical Assistant Salary Figures by City

Medical Assistant Salary by City

Medical assistant salary can vary between cities, even within the same state. Factors that can affect medical assistant salary figures between cities include local economy, living costs, population age and demand for medical services, and common levels of training. The specific job duties can also impact salary, as medical assistants can perform a wide range of job duties.

Medical assistant salaries tend to be higher in more technologically advanced cities with older, more dense populations, because demand and costs of living are high, and more specialization is required. Smaller, less developed cities tend to pay lower salaries to medical assistants, since lower living costs and lower population density decrease demand.

Medical Assistant Salary City to City

Here are medical assistant salary statistics for major cities in the US, based on 2012 data:

City Lowest Salary Median Salary Highest Salary Average Salary
Albany, NY $25,060 $31,850 $42,840 $32,550
Albuquerque, NM $21,100 $27,410 $36,310 $28,010
Anchorage, AK $27,050 $39,310 $50,720 $39,030
Atlanta, GA $21,710 $29,140 $38,140 $29,960
Austin, TX $22,050 $28,900 $37,520 $29,470
Bakersfield, CA $19,290 $23,980 $34,640 $26,150
Baltimore, MD $24,670 $30,970 $38,810 $31,580
Bend, OR $25,890 $34,640 $44,780 $34,860
Birmingham, AL $19,480 $26,950 $36,930 $27,420
Boise City, ID $24,180 $29,210 $37,440 $30,030
Boston, MA $28,090 $36,780 $51,080 $38,980
Boulder, CO $25,190 $30,330 $40,210 $31,760
Cedar Rapids, IA $22,060 $30,300 $37,370 $29,930
Charleston, WV $17,300 $23,460 $34,430 $24,690
Charlotte, NC $22,720 $29,640 $37,770 $30,060
Chicago, IL $22,620 $30,190 $40,990 $31,310
Columbus, OH $22,440 $29,140 $37,870 $29,800
Corpus Christi, TX $16,570 $21,750 $31,030 $22,930
Dallas, TX $22,060 $30,400 $42,300 $31,390
Denver, CO $25,260 $33,820 $45,540 $34,650
Detroit, MI $20,320 $27,730 $36,210 $27,820
Fort Lauderdale, FL $22,180 $29,820 $38,580 $30,500
Gainesville, FL $20,500 $26,270 $35,800 $27,000
Gary, IN $19,450 $27,950 $39,520 $29,020
Hartford, CT $22,910 $33,480 $45,610 $33,740
Honolulu, HI $23,880 $35,070 $46,260 $34,900
Houston, TX $20,770 $29,070 $42,420 $30,720
Jackson, MS $20,400 $26,780 $36,620 $27,400
Jacksonville, FL $20,850 $27,140 $36,600 $27,880
Kansas City, MO $23,310 $30,950 $41,050 $31,410
Knoxville, TN $21,060 $27,540 $36,750 $28,100
Las Vegas, NV $24,440 $30,370 $38,130 $30,950
Lincoln, NE $22,800 $29,470 $40,850 $30,820
Little Rock, AR $20,800 $26,320 $36,340 $27,600
Los Angeles, CA $21,690 $32,080 $46,590 $33,200
Lynchburg, VA $19,560 $26,330 $34,050 $26,170
Memphis, TN $21,070 $27,850 $39,010 $29,170
Miami, FL $17,770 $25,960 $36,290 $26,430
Milwaukee, WI $24,590 $31,780 $38,560 $32,000
Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN $23,420 $33,660 $43,850 $33,260
Myrtle Beach, SC $19,690 $27,170 $41,480 $28,390
New Orleans, LA $21,520 $28,950 $37,340 $29,350
New York, NY $23,130 $33,050 $45,580 $33,740
Newark, NJ $25,500 $33,560 $45,950 $34,390
Oklahoma City, OK $19,070 $24,310 $30,910 $24,820
Philadelphia, PA $25,200 $32,670 $43,960 $33,440
Phoenix, AZ $24,760 $32,190 $39,110 $32,450
Pittsburgh, PA $20,930 $27,290 $37,420 $28,200
Portland, ME $24,840 $30,330 $41,010 $31,470
Portland, OR $26,110 $34,300 $44,800 $34,620
Reno, NV $25,500 $31,760 $40,830 $32,280
Richmond, VA $21,740 $29,670 $37,610 $30,010
Sacramento, CA $24,130 $34,700 $55,400 $37,080
Salt Lake City, UT $23,030 $28,360 $36,660 $29,010
San Diego, CA $22,830 $33,320 $46,680 $33,970
San Francisco, CA $31,530 $40,940 $56,170 $41,900
Santa Fe, NM $25,630 $32,470 $38,380 $32,190
Savannah, GA $21,570 $27,930 $37,210 $28,720
Seattle, WA $30,710 $37,540 $48,360 $38,550
Springfield, IL $20,720 $26,930 $42,980 $29,900
St. Louis, MO $20,650 $27,720 $38,230 $28,710
Tacoma, WA $25,090 $35,010 $45,000 $34,920
Tampa, FL $22,070 $27,900 $36,460 $28,520
Topeka, KS $20,010 $25,910 $34,250 $26,240
Tucson, AZ $21,030 $28,170 $38,110 $29,390
Washington, DC $25,290 $34,370 $45,940 $34,970
Wichita, KS $20,000 $25,200 $33,390 $25,950

Salary and wage statistics are based on 2012 data courtesy of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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