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Medical Assistant Salaries in West Virginia

According to Workforce West Virginia, the number of jobs for medical assistants in West Virginia is projected to grow by 1.43% each year during the current decade ending in 2020. This equates to an average of nearly 100 medical assistant jobs becoming available each year. Half are expected to come from growth in the medical assisting field, with the remaining jobs coming from the replacement of medical assistants who will leave the field.

The average 2014 medical assistant salary in West Virginia was $25,160 according to Workforce West Virginia. Professionals with experience earned $24,756 a year on average, while those entering the workforce averaged $19,772.

Medical assistant salaries in West Virginia are fairly similar throughout much of the state, but they are somewhat higher in the northeastern part of the state—Workforce Investment Area 7 (WIA 7).

West Virginia Area
WIA
Average
North central
6
$25167
Northeastern
7
$28061
Northwestern
4
$24313
Northern Panhandle
5
$24875
Southeastern
1
$25212
Southwestern
2
$25164
West central
3
$24934

In 2010, 3,221 medical assistants were employed in West Virginia.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics also provides a detailed breakdown by percentile of 2013 medical assisting salaries in West Virginia’s key regions:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Charleston WV
780
24350
Cumberland MD-WV
200
29270
Hagerstown-Martinsburg MD-WV
370
27670
Huntington-Ashland WV-KY-OH
760
25350
Morgantown WV
420
27340
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna WV-OH
270
23670
Steubenville-Weirton OH-WV
90
26340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
6140
35430
Wheeling WV-OH
350
23650
Winchester VA-WV
200
28460
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
390
24950
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
610
23140