What is the average salary of a medical assistant?


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The average annual salary for a medical assistant was $31,220, according to May 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. In physicians' offices, the largest employment sector, the average was $31,230 per year. In general medical and surgical hospitals, the average was $32,910 yearly.

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Among other top employment sectors, medical assistants earned $28,040 per year in general health practitioner offices and $32,200 in outpatient care centers. The District of Columbia was the top-paying state or territory, with average pay at $39,860. The median annual income was $29,960 as of 2014. However, 10 percent of medical assistants earned at or below $21,540 per year, while the top 10 percent of earners made $42,760 or more per year.

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