The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions estimates the number of medical assistants working in the state will increase from 5,340 in 2012 to 6,340 by 2022. This projected estimate will effectively open up approximately 101 medical assistant jobs annually in New Mexico.
Current employment facts concerning medical assistants in New Mexico include:
- The city with the highest concentration of medical assistants is Albuquerque
- The region with the most job opportunities for medical assistants in the Central Region
- The industry employing the greatest percentage of medical assistants is education and health services
Medical Assistant Wages and Salaries in New Mexico
Average – According to the Department of Workforce Solutions, medical assistants in New Mexico are currently earning an average hourly wage of $13.23 and an average annual salary of $27,530.
Entry-level – Less experienced, entry-level medical assistants are likely to receive an average hourly of $10.65 and an average annual salary of $22,150.
Experienced – More experienced, advanced medical assistants typically earn an average hourly wage of $14.92 and an average annual salary of $31,030.
For a more definitive look at medical assistant wages and salaries in New Mexico, the United States of Bureau of Labor Statistics has supplied state-wide salary data by percentiles for 2013:
- 10th Percentile: $10.00/hr. or $20,800/yr.
- 25th Percentile: $11.47/hr. or $23,900/yr.
- Median Percentile: $13.23/hr. or $27,500/yr.
- 75th Percentile: $15.24/hr. or $31,700/yr.
- 90th Percentile: $17.71/hr. or $36,800/yr.
Regional Differences in Medical Assistant Earnings in New Mexico
A medical assistant’s earnings in New Mexico are subject to change depending on their location of employment within the state. In 2013, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics published regional wage and salary statistics for medical assistants in New Mexico as shown in the chart below: