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Medical Assistant Salary in California

CaliforniaCalifornia features over 80,000 medical assistants throughout the state. These professionals require certification and assist physicians with daily patient duties. A medical assistant might check patients’ vital signs, administer medications, and maintain records. In California, such professionals start out at $10.00 per hour on the low end.

However, California medical assistants earn noticeably more than similar workers in other states. The mean medical assistant salary in California is $16.37 per hour. That amounts to an annual salary of $34,000, over $5,000 higher than the national average. For this profession, various certifications and requirements need to be met in order to find employment.

AREA_NAMEHourly WageAnnaul AverageTotal EmploymentJOBS_1000
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division$21.00$43,680.004,2904.101
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division$19.67$40,910.005,6805.662
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA$19.53$40,630.009305.267
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA$19.11$39,750.005306.232
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA$19.08$39,680.008106.615
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA$18.67$38,830.003,4403.696
Napa, CA$18.30$38,060.002704.115
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA$18.07$37,580.005,6406.737
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA$16.90$35,160.009005.2
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA$16.82$34,980.007,0705.479

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