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Medical Assistant Salaries in Alaska

According to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, in 2010 alone the health care industry in the state created 31,800 jobs with a payroll totaling $1.53 billion.

Alaska’s strong health care industry is providing an optimistic employment outlook for medical assistants. Between 2012 and 2022, the Department of Labor expects the number of medical assistants employed in the state to increase by 25.7%.

Annual Salaries for Medical Assistants in Alaska

According to the Alaska Department of Labor, the median annual salary among medical assistants is $38,690. This is well above the national median annual salary of $29,610 for this occupation.

Medical assistants earning in the 25th percentile receive an average salary of $33,540/yr. in Alaska. Comparatively, the national average salary for medical assistants earning in the 25th percentile is $25,160/yr.

Medical assistants earning in the 75th percentile receive an average salary of $45,110/yr. in Alaska. Comparatively, the national average salary for medical assistants earning in the 75th percentile is $35,600/yr.

Monthly Wages for Medical Assistants in Alaska

The Alaska Department of Labor has determined that medical assistants earn a median monthly wage of $3,223 in Alaska. This amount is notably higher than the national median monthly wage of $2,468 for this occupation.

Medical assistants earning in the 25th percentile receive an average wage of $2,794/mo. in Alaska. Comparatively, the national average wage for medical assistants earning in the 25th percentile is $2,468/mo.

Medical assistants earning in the 75th percentile receive an average wage of $3,759/mo. in Alaska. Comparatively, the national average wage for medical assistants earning in the 25th percentile is $2,468/mo.

For regional salary and wage statistics for medical assistants in Alaska, please refer to the following table provided by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Anchorage AK
780
38290
Fairbanks AK
180
39380
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area
90
38770
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
290
43610