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Medical Assistant Salaries in Kentucky

Although the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training has declared personal care and service occupations as the fastest-growing occupational group in the state until 2020, healthcare support occupations (such as medical assistants) closely follow it with a projected employment growth of 25.3%.

In 2013, findings by the Kentucky Department of Labor determined that medical assistants earned an average hourly wage of $13.16 and an average annual salary of $27,367 in that year.

Medical assistants that gain extensive field experience may enhance their salary prospects. For instance, medical assistants in entry-level jobs earn an average hourly wage of $9.97 or an average annual salary of $14.76. Comparatively, workers that attain more advanced positions through experience receive a much higher average hourly wage of $14.76 and an average annual salary of $30,687.

Industry and Region-Based Salaries for Medical Assistants in Kentucky

Another factor that routinely impacts medical assistant salary trajectories is their industry of employment. The Kentucky Department of Labor’s industry-based salary statistics for medical assistants in 2013 include:

  • Professional and technical services: $28,662/yr.
  • Educational services: $27,802/yr.
  • Health care and social assistance: $27,397/yr.
  • Public administration (code 92): $27,256/yr.
  • Administrative and waste services: $26,891/yr.

Along with industry of employment, a medical assistant’s geographic location can shape salary outlooks. According to the Kentucky Department of Labor, the region-based salaries for medical assistants employed in 2013 were:

  • Kentucky River: $28,976/yr.
  • Northern Kentucky: $28,828/yr.
  • Buffalo Trace & Gateway: $28,794/yr.
  • Louisville: $28,633/yr.
  • Purchase: $28,313/yr.
  • Bluegrass: $27,979/yr.
  • Green River: $26,665/yr.
  • Cumberland Valley: $26,183/yr.
  • Barren River: $26,072/yr.
  • Big Sandy:$25,765/yr.

A more complete chart of region-based medical assistant salaries in Kentucky in 2013 is provided courtesy of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bowling Green KY
280
27460
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
4280
30180
Clarksville TN-KY
230
29010
Elizabethtown KY
200
26960
Evansville IN-KY
880
28100
Huntington-Ashland WV-KY-OH
760
25350
Lexington-Fayette KY
1060
30320
Louisville-Jefferson County KY-IN
2660
28080
Owensboro KY
200
26020
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
560
26300
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
750
24540
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
660
26970
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
600
26000