According to the Kansas Department of Labor, the fact that the medical assisting profession is currently undergoing a 44% employment growth that will result in an estimated 170 annual job openings, qualifies it as one of the top 25 highest-growth occupations in the state.
Surveys administered by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics conclude that Kansas employed 4,560 medical assistants as of May 2013.
Today, medical assistants across the state are earning an average hourly wage of $13.07 and an average annual salary of $27,190.
Employers may allocate salary designations to medical assistants in Kansas based upon their prior experience in the field. As a result, the average hourly wage for medical assistants in entry-levels jobs is $10.38 and the average annual salary is $21,580.
Medical assistants hired for more experienced positions in Kansas typically earn an average hourly wage of $15.35 while salaried workers earn an average annual salary of $31,930.
Salaries and Wages for Advertised Medical Assisting Jobs in Kansas
As of September 2014, advertised jobs in Kansas for healthcare support occupations, including medical assistants, offered candidates a median hourly wage of $16.00/hr. or a median annual salary of $33,280/yr.
Employers that advertised for entry-level medical assistant jobs offered potential candidates an average hourly wage of $10.00 or an average annual salary of $20,800.
Of course, jobs that required a greater amount of experience and training often offered higher pay. More advanced jobs for experienced medical assistants proposed an average hourly wage of $25.83 and an average annual salary of $53,733.
For additional salary information for medical assistants in Kansas in 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has supplied the data presented in the following table: