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Medical Assistant Salaries in Washington, DC

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC is the second highest-paying area in the country for medical assistants. The federal government reports that as of May 2013, there were 1,460 residents employed as medical assistants here. At that time, these professionals earned an average hourly wage $18.69 and an average annual salary of $38,870.

Medical assistants in every earning percentile in DC are paid significantly higher hourly wages than the average national wage standards for this profession. In 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics publicized the following wage percentiles for medical assistants in DC:

  • 10th Percentile DC: $13.26/hr.
  • 10th Percentile US: $10.23/hr.

  • 25th Percentile DC: $15.62/hr.
  • 25th Percentile US: $12.09/hr.

  • 50th Percentile DC: $18.22/hr.
  • 50th Percentile US: $14.24/hr.

  • 75th Percentile DC: $21.48/hr.
  • 75th Percentile DC: $17.12/hr.

  • 90th Percentile DC: $24.14/hr.
  • 90th Percentile DC: $20.15/hr.

High Annual Salary Expectations for Medical Assistants in District of Columbia

Medical assistants in DC were also paid much greater annual salaries than the average national salary standards for this occupation across earning percentiles. In 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics publicized the following salary percentiles for medical assistants in DC:

  • 10th Percentile DC: $27,600/yr.
  • 10th Percentile US: $21,300/yr.

  • 25th Percentile DC: $32,500/yr.
  • 25th Percentile US: $25,100/yr.

  • 50th Percentile DC: $37,900/yr.
  • 50th Percentile US: $29,600/yr.

  • 75th Percentile DC: $44,700/yr.
  • 75th Percentile US: $35,600/yr.

  • 90th Percentile DC: $50,200/yr.
  • 90th Percentile US: $41,900/yr.

Wage and Salary Expectations for Medical Assistants by Region in Washington, DC

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has compiled the data in the following chart to provide detailed information into medical assistant salaries and wages specific to different earning groups in the District of Columbia (2013):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
6140
35430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV
8590
35030