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Salary, Wages, Pay: Medical Assistants




The earnings of medical assistants vary, depending on their experience, skill level, and location. Median annual earnings of medical assistants were $23,940 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $20,260 and $28,410. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $17,640, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $34,130. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of medical assistants in 2002 were as follows:

General medical and surgical hospitals $24,460
Offices of physicians 24,260
Outpatient care centers 23,980
Other ambulatory health care services 23,440
Offices of other health practitioners 21,620