In 2014, the average medical assistant salary in Wyoming was $31,470 according to the state’s Department of Workforce Services. Experienced medical assistants in the 90th percentile earned an average of $39,025. Those starting in entry-level positions (representing the 10th percentile) averaged $22,715 a year.
Medical assistant salaries in the Casper area, which encompasses all of Natrona County, were substantially higher than the state averages. Salaries were particularly high in Teton County:
The field of medical assisting is growing throughout the country as the aging population develops more health problems and needs a greater number of medical appointments. As doctors see increasing numbers of patients, they tend to hire more medical assistants.
In 2013, 610 medical assistants were employed in Wyoming. Nearly half of them were located in Laramie and Natrona Counties. One hundred and sixty medical assistants were employed in the Cheyenne area (Laramie County).
The number of medical assistant jobs in Wyoming is projected to increase 20.9% in the ten-year period ending in 2022 according to the state’s Department of Workforce Services. It projects that 262 jobs will become available over this timeframe. More than half of these jobs will come from growth in the field with the remainder coming from the replacement of medical assistants who will leave the workforce.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics also provides a detailed analysis of 2013 medical assistant salaries in Wyoming: