According to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, it is estimated that nearly one-third of New Hampshire’s population will be over the age of 65 by 2030.
When you’ve got a state that’s experiencing increased demands in healthcare due to a senior population with co-morbid and often complex health conditions, you can bet that pros in the medical assisting field are reaping the rewards.
And stats from the New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau are a clear reflection of these growing opportunities for medical assistants. According to the Bureau, there were 2,630 medical assistants in the state in 2019; by 2021, this number is projected to swell to 2,750– an increase of 4.6% in just a few, short years.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistants in New Hampshire earned an average, hourly wage of $17.90, or $37,230 annually, as of 2019. Even more impressive is the average wage of the top 10% of earners here – $22.93, or $47,690 annually – about $10,000 more every year. The top earning wages are proof positive that those with experience and professional certification are amply rewarded here.
Average Hourly Wages for Medical Assistants in New Hampshire’s Metro Areas
While Manchester is home to the largest number of medical assistants in the state, it’s Dover-Durham that comes out on top for its pay of these medical support professionals.
The following BLS stats reveal the median – top 10% hourly wage ranges for medical assistants working in New Hampshire’s largest metro areas:
- Dover-Durham: $18.44 – $23.50 (approximately 260 medical assistants)
- Manchester: $17.90 – $22.90 (approximately 700 medical assistants)
- Portsmouth: $17.67 – $22.24 (approximately 430 medical assistants)
Average Salaries for Medical Assistants in New Hampshire’s Metro Areas
BLS stats reveal the following salary range (median – top 10%) for medical assistants working in New Hampshire’s largest metro areas:
- Dover-Durham: $38,350 – $48,870
- Manchester: $37,230 – $47,630
- Portsmouth: $36,760 – $46,260
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 New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau 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.