What Is the Typical Salary Range for a Medical Assistant?


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As of 2015, the average rate for a medical assistant is $13.00 per hour. Most assistants make between $10.07 and $17.58 per hour, which comes to between $21,073 and $37,682 per year, assuming a 40 hour work week.

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Some factors that affect medical assistants' rates of pay include the city they live in, their employer and the length of time they have been employed. Those who live in cities like New York, where the cost of living is high, generally make slightly above average income, as do those who work at for-profit employers as opposed to nonprofit ones. Finally, most employees can expect to receive regular pay raises the longer they stay in a position.

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