What is the Average Medical Assistant Salary?
Entry-level medical assistants who work in the front medical office are trained to be a point of contact between the patients, visitors and the medical staff. The starting salary for an entry-level medical assistant in the front office starts between $12.00 and $15.00 per hour. Entry-level medical assistants who work in the back office are mainly responsible for direct patient care. The starting salary for a medical assistant in the back office starts between $14.00 and $18.00 per hour. Medical Assistants who work in the private setting get paid more than their peers in other sectors. The average hourly pay is $18.00 to $20.00.