The median annual wage for medical assistants was $30,590 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,040, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $43,880.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for medical assistants in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Outpatient care centers
Hospitals; state, local, and private
Offices of physicians
Offices of other health practitioners
Most medical assistants work full time. Some work evenings, weekends, or holidays to cover shifts in medical facilities that are always open.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Total, all occupations
Other healthcare support occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics