A high salary does not necessarily mean high satisfaction.

After graduation, clinical medical assisting graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $86,127, while the bottom 20% make closer to $27,961. The median grad salary is $49,073.

Clinical Medical Assisting graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in clinical medical assisting is $40,360, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $46,205.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

Highest paying jobs for clinical medical assisting graduates

The highest paying careers for clinical medical assisting graduates are dental assistant, phlebotomist, medical assistant and home health aide, with top salaries averaging around $29,155.

Highest Paying Careers

Avg Pay (USD)

As per most recent US census

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