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):