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Medical Assistant Salaries in Alabama

In Alabama, medical assistants typically only require a high school diploma or equivalent to qualify for jobs. Despite this, they still earn average salaries over $25,000 annually. Also, between 2010 and 2020 there is expected to be 340 new job openings for medical assistants each year.

These unique career attributes continue to attract healthcare support workers to the medical assisting occupation and has even led the Birmingham Business Journal to identify medical assisting as one of Alabama’s top 25 fields for job growth in 2013.

Average Salaries for Medical Assistants in Alabama

Current statistics published by the Alabama Department of Labor indicate medical assistants employed in the state earned an average annual salary of $25,905 in 2013.

However, employees with limited experience typically earned an entry-level average salary of $19,570/yr while those with more advanced experience often earned a significantly higher average salary of $29,072/yr in that same year.

The Alabama Department of Labor found that non-salaried medical assistants employed in the state earned an average hourly wage of $12.46 in 2013.

Medical assistants in Alabama with substantial experience earned a higher average wage of $13.97/hr that same year.

Salary and Wage Percentiles for Medical Assistants in Alabama

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the salary and wage percentiles for medical assistants in 2013 were as follows:

  • 25th Percentile: $20,900/yr. or $10.04/hr.
  • 50th Percentile: $24,700/yr. or $11.89/hr.
  • 75th Percentile: $29,400/yr. or $14.12/hr.
  • 90th Percentile: $35,300/yr. or $16.99/hr.

The table below profiles salary and wage percentiles for medical assistants in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan regions of Alabama:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Anniston-Oxford AL
130
24100
Auburn-Opelika AL
100
24610
Birmingham-Hoover AL
1890
28440
Columbus GA-AL
960
25430
Decatur AL
220
26470
Dothan AL
410
23810
Florence-Muscle Shoals AL
220
19920
Gadsden AL
210
24790
Huntsville AL
530
27430
Mobile AL
780
23720
Montgomery AL
550
24250
Tuscaloosa AL
190
25480
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
220
24270
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
490
24700
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
550
24420
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
280
24080