The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations expects medical assistants to experience a 29% employment growth change between 2012 and 2022. This percentage is nearly triple the national projected growth rate of 11% for this occupation during this period.
In 2012, the median annual salary for medical assistants in Hawaii was $34,830 and the median hourly wage was $16.75. Naturally, employers often pay medical assistants based on their experience levels.
For instance, medical assistants with mere entry-level experience may receive $25,560 annually or $12.29 hourly; whereas, medical assistant with more advanced experience may earn closer to $39,390 annually or $18.94 hourly.
Potential employers often inquire about a job candidate’s salary expectations to confirm that those expectations are aligned with the pay being offered. As of September 2014, more than half the would-be medical assistants in Hawaii desired salaries consistent with what was offered (between $20,000 and $34,999 per year).
Medical Assistant Salaries by Location in Hawaii
A medical assistant’s salary can differ according to their location of employment in Hawaii. To illustrate these differences, here are medical assistant salaries in Hawaii by county as of 2012 as reported by the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations:
- Kauai County: $40,730/yr.
- Maui County: $37,330/yr.
- Honolulu County: $35,070/yr.
- Hawaii County: $30,940/yr.
To show more extensive salary variances across geographic locations in Hawaii, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics supplied the data featured in the following table (2013):