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Medical Assistant Salaries in Florida

When the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released its latest occupational employment projection information, it became evident that the medical assistant profession is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing occupations in the state.

In 2013, there were 39,506 medical assistants employed in Florida; however, this number is expected to reach an unprecedented 48,353 by 2021. This 22.4% employment growth change is expected to produce as many as 13,567 medical assisting jobs annually in the coming years.

According to the Florida Department of Education, medical assistants employed across the state are earning an average hourly wage $13.76 and an average median wage of $13.55. However, medical assistants can greatly contribute to their earning potentials by accumulating experience prior to entering the field.

In fact, studies by the Florida Department of Education found that more experienced medical assistants earned an average hourly wage of $17.85.

Recent findings by the Florida Department of Education show that medical assistants working in the state are earning an average annual salary of $28,620. However, salaried workers often use previous experience to augment higher salary offers from future employers.

For example, the Florida Department of Education found that medical assistants that enhanced their marketability through accrued experience command an average annual salary of $37,130.

In 2013, the United State’s Bureau of Labor Statistics found the following wage and salary information for medical assistants according to region in Florida:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cape Coral-Fort Myers FL
1470
30660
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin FL
170
26460
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach FL
710
28060
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach FL Metropolitan Division
3890
30690
Gainesville FL
630
26280
Jacksonville FL
3280
27830
Lakeland-Winter Haven FL
850
26200
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach FL
11550
29630
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall FL Metropolitan Division
4730
26990
Naples-Marco Island FL
450
35160
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota FL
1110
31670
Ocala FL
1060
26960
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford FL
4850
28230
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville FL
1760
27020
Palm Coast FL
90
26600
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach FL
260
27940
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent FL
1160
25670
Port St. Lucie FL
620
29680
Punta Gorda FL
380
25830
Sebastian-Vero Beach FL
210
29260
Tallahassee FL
640
29050
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater FL
6220
28970
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach FL Metropolitan Division
2940
32480
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
110
23980
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
820
23870
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
530
25670