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Medical Assistant Salaries in Colorado

In January of 2014, the Colorado Department of Education released a report naming medical assistants among the top 30 occupations with the highest projected openings between 2012 and 2022.

In 2013, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment found medical assistants employed in the state earned an average annual salary $32,791.

Experience Impacts Medical Assistant Annual Salaries in Colorado

Employees that qualified for jobs demanding higher amounts of experience were awarded a more generous average annual salary of $36,139.

However, employees that qualified for entry-level positions requiring little previous experience earned a less enviable average annual salary of $26,095.

In 2013, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment found that medical assistants working statewide earned an average hourly wage of $15.77.

Employers that hired medical assistants exhibiting greater amounts of previous work experience rewarded non-salaried medical assistants with an average hourly wage of $17.37. However, employers that hired medical assistants with less experience in the field typically offered them an entry-level average hourly wage of $12.55.

Top Paying Metropolitan Areas for Medical Assistants in Colorado

According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, in 2013 the top five paying metropolitan areas for medical assistants in the state included:

  • Denver-Aurora: $34,367/yr.
  • Boulder-Longmont: $33,277/yr.
  • Greeley: $30,751/yr.
  • Fort Collins-Loveland: $30,486/yr.
  • Grand Junction: $30,253/yr.

To explore more salary and wage findings for medical assistants in Colorado by region in 2013, look to the data in the table below (United States Bureau of Labor Statistics):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Boulder CO
540
33290
Colorado Springs CO
1120
29830
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield CO
4740
34370
Fort Collins-Loveland CO
640
30490
Grand Junction CO
390
30280
Greeley CO
600
30750
Pueblo CO
330
28670
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
190
26250
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
270
36150
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
140
39930
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
60
31970