Medical Office Assistant Salary

Medical Office Assistants help with administrative and clinical tasks to support physicans. The average annual wage is approximately $29,000 per year.

Medical Office Assistants help with administrative and clinical tasks to support physicians and other healthcare providers deliver care to patients. The average annual wage is approximately $29,000 per year.

The average Medical Office Assistant Salary is calculated by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics from a variety of sources.  Medical office assistants work in a number of settings including the offices of physicians, dentists, and other health practitioners.

Medical Office Assistant salaries vary depending on the location and the setting. The assumption was made that the medical assistant's reflected here were working an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per year. 


The average Medical Office Assistant salary is $14.12 per hour. The lowest 10% earn $10.14 per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more than $20.00 per hour.


On an annual basis the median Medical Office Assistant Salary is $29,370. The lowest 10% earn a salary of $21,080 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $41,570 per year. These salaries are calculated as an average.

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Lowest and Highest Medical Office Assistant Salary

The lowest paid Medical Office Assistant earns less than $10.50 per hour. Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors. The lower pay levels are associated with rural areas and areas of high poverty.   The highest pay levels are found in major population areas where the average wage is less than $23.00 per hour. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries.

Top 5 States

The top paying states to earn a Medical Office Assistant Salary are Alaska $39,900, District of Columbia $37,800, Massachusetts $37,210, Washington $35,330, and Hawaii $34,780. 

Top 5 Metropolitan Areas

The best paying city or metropolitan areas are Vallejo-Fairfield CA $47,430, Fairbanks AK $42,520, San Francisco CA $41,900, Santa Rosa-Petaluma CA $39,830, and Danbury CT $39,430 

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Other Industries that Employ Medical Assistants

Insurance carriers, personal care services, scientific research and development, colleges or professional schools, and Psychiatric hospitals also employ medical office assistants or medical assistants.

International Salary

United Kingdom (UK) 

The United Kingdom posts the median salary for a Certified Medical Assistant is ₤15,800 per year.  This is roughly about $26,860 USD. The NHS estimates that there are over 60,000 Certified Medical Assistants in the UK.  


In Canada the average medical assistant salary is $31,200 CAD per year. This is approximately $28,080 USD. There are approximately 50,000 medical assistants working in Canada. 

Australia (AUS) 

The average medical assistant salary in Australia is $40,000 AU or approximately $36,000 USD.  Current estimates are that there are between 35,000 and 40,000 medical assistants in Australia.  

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