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Medical Assistant Salaries in Virginia

The 2012 median medical assistant salary in Virginia was $30,202 according to the Virginia Employment Commission. Experienced professionals earned $34,721 on average. Those entering the workforce averaged $23,459 a year.

Medical assistant salaries in Virginia varied greatly between workforce regions:

Virginia City
Entry-level
Experienced
Alexandria/Arlington
$28215
$38086
Bay Consortium
$24733
$35688
Capital Region Partnership
$24666
$34467
Crater Area
$21661
$28066
Greater Peninsula
$21176
$31839
Hampton Roads
$21926
$31038
New River/Mt. Rogers
$20729
$28526
Northern Virginia
$28026
$39532
Piedmont Workforce Network
$25806
$38673
Region 2000/Central Virginia
$20570
$29581
ShenandoahValley
$20789
$32688
South Central
$20914
$27623
Southwestern Virginia
$17094
$27460
West Piedmont
$19869
$28371
Western Virginia
$24183
$32002

The rate of increase in medical assisting jobs is even greater than the national average in Virginia. An increase of 3.4% a year is predicted in the ten-year period ending in 2022 according to the Virginia Employment Commission.

The Virginia Employment Commission expects that 617 medical assistant jobs will become available each year on average in Virginia. In contrast to the situation in many other states, over two thirds of these jobs will be due to growth in the field. The remainder will come from the replacement of medical assistants who will leave the field.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also provides a detailed analysis of 2013 medical assisting salaries in major metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas of Virginia:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford VA
170
27680
Charlottesville VA
310
34090
Danville VA
110
25240
Harrisonburg VA
160
26640
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol TN-VA
630
26870
Lynchburg VA
300
26930
Richmond VA
1950
30360
Roanoke VA
430
26920
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC
2860
28430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
6140
35430
Winchester VA-WV
200
28460
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
230
24160
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
90
25930
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
70
25740
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
340
30830