The Maine Department of Labor expects the number of medical assistants employed across the state to grow from 2,669 in 2010 to 2,932 by 2020. This ample net growth of 263 jobs in just ten years has earned medical assistants ranking among Maine’s “Forty Occupations with the Largest Projected Net Growth in Maine Between 2010 and 2020.”
In 2013, the Maine Department of Labor reported that healthcare support professionals earned an average hourly wage of $13.24 and annual salary of $27,540. Although medical assistants fall under this occupational umbrella, they earned a higher average hourly wage of $15.05 and annual salary of $31,300 in that same year.
One factor that diminished or heightened an employee’s salary earning capacity in 2013 was their experience level. For instance, healthcare support professionals in entry-level positions earned an average hourly wage of $9.93 or an annual salary of $20,650. However, their more experienced counterparts earned an average hourly wage of $14.90 or an annual salary of $30,990.
Comparatively, medical assistants in entry-level jobs in Maine received an average hourly wage of $12.36 or an annual salary of $25,710. Those employed in more experienced positions were awarded a higher average hourly wage of $16.39 and an annual salary of $34,090.
Salary Percentiles for Medical Assistants in Maine
In 2013, medical assistant salaries in Maine according to pay scale percentiles were:
- 10th percentile: $11.72/hr. or $24,370/yr.
- 25th percentile: $12.86/hr. or $26,740/yr.
- Median percentile: $14.69/hr. or $30,550/yr.
- 75th percentile: $17.10/hr. or $35,580/yr.
- 90th percentile: $18.75/hr. or $39,000/yr.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has provided additional salary information for medical assistants accross Maine as of 2013: