In 2013, medical assistants working in Rhode Island received annual average salaries that typically surpassed the national average for this profession. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the following:
- 10th Percentile RI: $25,000/yr.
- 10th Percentile US: $21,300/yr.
- 25th Percentile RI: $27,700/yr.
- 25th Percentile US: $25,100/yr.
- Median Percentile RI:$31,900/yr.
- Median Percentile US: $29,600/yr.
- 75th Percentile RI: $36,100/yr.
- 75th Percentile US: $35,600/yr.
- 90th Percentile RI: $39,600/yr.
- 90th Percentile US: $41,900/yr.
The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training is confident that the number of jobs in healthcare support occupations will increase from 19,971 in 2012 to 24,044 in 2022. This prediction means this major occupational group will experience a positive employment growth change of 20.4%.
Medical assistants in Rhode Island are expected to benefit greatly from this current employment trend. In fact, between 2012 and 2022 the number of employed medical assistants in the state is expected to increase by nearly 576.
In 2013, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training figured the average wage for medical assistants employed in the state to be $15.55/hr. However, varying degrees of experience among workers often resulted in wage differences.
For instance, entry-level medical assistants earned an average wage of $13.30/hr. while more experienced employees received an average wage of $17.36/hr. The overall average was $15.36/hr.
While experience may certainly influence a medical assistant’s earnings in Rhode Island, so may their regional location of employment. United States Bureau of Labor Statistics regional earning statistics for 2013 are shown here: