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Medical Assistant Salaries in New York

In 2014, the New York State Department of Labor listed medical assistant jobs as one of its “current need occupations.” The department projects that medical assistant employment levels in New York state will increase by 26.8% in the ten-year period leading up to 2022.

New York State Department of Labor projections indicate that slightly more than 1,000 jobs a year will become available on average during this time frame. More than 58% of these jobs will be due to growth in the field, while the rest will be from professionals leaving the workforce and needing to be replaced.

The 2014 average medical assistant salary in New York was $33,630. Experienced professionals earned $37,840 a year on average, while those entering the workforce averaged $25,190.

In 2013, some 23,170 medical assistants were employed in New York. The state had the fifth highest medical assistant employment level in the country in 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In particular, the New York City area had the second highest employment level of any metropolitan area in the country that year.

An analysis of medical assistant jobs by region in the ten-year period leading up to 2020 designated its job outlook as very favorable in every region in New York:

  • New York City – 310
  • Long Island – 240
  • Hudson Valley – 110
  • Western New York – 50

The BLS provides a detailed breakdown of medical assistant salaries in New York by percentile and region (2013):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Albany-Schenectady-Troy NY
1100
32510
Binghamton NY
310
29270
Buffalo-Niagara Falls NY
1110
33510
Elmira NY
90
29300
Glens Falls NY
160
31500
Ithaca NY
80
28790
Kingston NY
70
30490
Nassau-Suffolk NY Metropolitan Division
4540
34370
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island NY-NJ-PA
27630
33680
New York-White Plains-Wayne NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
15860
34060
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown NY
570
30970
Rochester NY
770
29440
Syracuse NY
990
29550
Utica-Rome NY
210
28970
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
290
28870
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
50
29900
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
180
29270
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
190
26100