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Medical Assistant Salaries in Michigan

Medical assistants in Michigan are a lucky bunch.

In a state where healthcare remains the largest private sector employer and the healthcare industry and its network of clinicians and support professionals in hospitals alone accounts for more than 230,000 jobs, you can bet there are opportunities in medical assisting worth talking about.

In fact, according to the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Michigan is projected to see about 2,770 medical assistant job openings annually through 2021.

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The average hourly wage for medical assistants in Michigan was $16.12 ($33,540 annually) according to 2019 numbers by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top 10% here brought home an average of $20.17 ($41,950 annually) during this time.

Average Hourly Wages for Medical Assistants in Michigan’s Metro Areas

The BLS reported the following average, hourly wage ranges (median – top 10%) for medical assistants in Michigan’s largest metro areas:

  • Ann Arbor: $16.85 – $20.72 (approximately 1,800 medical assistants)
  • Bay City: $14.09 – $18.59 (approximately 240 medical assistants)
  • Detroit (greater metro area includes Warren and Dearborn): $16.33 – $20.95 (approximately 11,360 medical assistants)
  • Grand Rapids: $16.77 – $20.12 (approximately 2,500 medical assistants)
  • Kalamazoo (greater metro area includes Portage): $15.80 – $19.70 (approximately 1,020 medical assistants)
  • Lansing (greater metro area includes East Lansing): $15.96 – $20.19 (approximately 930 medical assistants)
  • Saginaw: $14.20 – $18.64 (approximately 620 medical assistants)

Average Salaries for Medical Assistants in Michigan’s Metro Areas

The following BLS stats indicate what medical assistants are earning in the median – top 10% salary range in Michigan’s largest metro areas:

  • Ann Arbor: $35,060 – $43,100
  • Bay City: $29,300 – $38,670
  • Detroit (greater metro area includes Warren and Dearborn): $33,960 – $43,570
  • Grand Rapids: $34,870 – $41,850
  • Kalamazoo (greater metro area includes Portage): $32,860 – $40,980
  • Lansing (greater metro area includes East Lansing): $33,200 – $42,000
  • Saginaw: $29,600 – $38,770

 

US Bureau of Labor Statistics salary figures for medical assistants represents state data not school-specific information.

2019 job growth projections from the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives are aggregated through the U.S. Department of Labor-Sponsored resource, Projections Central.  

Conditions in your area may vary. 

All salary and employment data accessed May 2020.