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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:
Capital Region Partnership
New River/Mt. Rogers
Piedmont Workforce Network
Region 2000/Central Virginia
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:
Annual mean wage
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area