According to projections from Minnesota Employment and Economic Development, opportunities for Minnesota’s medical assistants look better than ever. As of 2019, there were 10,230 medical assistants working in Minnesota; by 2021, this number is projected to increase by over 400– a growth rate of 4.2% in just a few, short years.
Whether you’re looking to enter the medical assisting field or rise through the ranks, you’ll feel good knowing that there’s about 1,370 openings in the medical assisting field annually.
You’ll also feel good knowing that medical assistants here earned an average wage of $19.99 ($41,570 annually) according to 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers. Top earners (top 10%) here enjoyed an average hourly wage of $24.95 ($51,890) during this time– nearly $10,000 more. Get a few years of experience under your belt and earn professional certification and you can begin working your way toward the top of the pay scale.
Average Hourly Wages for Medical Assistants in Minnesota’s Metro Areas
While the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area is home to the lion’s share of medical assistant jobs, those in the Duluth metro area enjoy the highest wages among the top earners, at $26.00 an hour.
The following BLS stats provide a glimpse into what medical assistants in the median – top 10% hourly wage range are earning in Minnesota’s largest metro areas:
- Duluth: $19.40 – $26.00 (approximately 690 medical assistants)
- Mankato (greater metro area includes North Mankato): $18.83 – $24.24 (approximately 230 medical assistants)
- Minneapolis-St. Paul: $20.17 – $24.89 (approximately 6,740 medical assistants)
- Cloud: $18.32 – $23.87 (approximately 250 medical assistants)
Average Salaries for Medical Assistants in Minnesota’s Metra Areas
The BLS reported the following salary range (median – top 10%) for medical assistants in Minnesota’s largest metro areas:
- Duluth: $40,360 – $54,080
- Mankato (greater metro area includes North Mankato): $39,170 – $50,430
- Minneapolis-St. Paul: $41,960 – $51,770
- Cloud: $38,120 – $49,640
Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2019. Figures represent accumulated data for all employment sectors in which medical assistants work. BLS salary data represents average and median earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries.
2019 job growth projections from the Minnesota Employment and Economic Development are aggregated through the U.S. Department of Labor-Sponsored resource, Projections Central. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
All salary and employment data accessed May 2020.