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Medical Assistant Salaries in North Dakota

North Dakota is an excellent place to pursue a career as a medical assistant. Medical assistants perform administrative duties like replying to patient phone calls, organizing medical records and arranging hospital admissions, as well as such clinical functions as preparing exam rooms, taking patient’s vital signs, administering meds and drawing blood for lab tests.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 520 actively employed medical assistants in North Dakota. Their salaries compare very favorably with national figures.

North Dakota Area
Annual Mean Salary
Nationwide
$29060
North Dakota
$31640

Average medical assistant salaries in the two largest cities are:

  • Fargo – $30,070
  • Bismarck – $33,600

Salaries in North Dakota’s non-metropolitan and rural areas are surprisingly high.

  • Far Western – $32,600
  • West Central – $29,550
  • East Central – $32,660

The BLS predicts that medical assistant jobs in North Dakota will increase by 18 percent by 2018.

The table below provides a full analysis of US Department of Labor salary information by percentile for medical assistants in North Dakota:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bismarck ND
160
33600
Fargo ND-MN
180
30070
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
70
32600
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
40
29550
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
40
32660