Friday, July 9, 2021

Medical Assistant Pay in the Great Plains Region

Recently produced employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) puts medical assistant (MA) employment in the United States at over 710,000 as of May 2020.  Approximately 34,000 of those MA jobs were in the seven-state Great Plains region of the country.  BLS data paints a mixed picture for MA pay in the Great Plains region. Minnesota ranks in the top 5 nationally for medical assistant annual mean wages according to BLS data, while Iowa and North Dakota rank in the top 20.  However, three states in the region rank 40th or lower nationally for MA annual mean wages.  A closer look at BLS data reveals the following about medical assistant pay in the Great Plains region as of May 2020:

Medical Assistant Pay in the Great Plains Region
Medical Assistant Pay in the Great Plains Region

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
IA 5,290 $37,660 19th
KS 5,510 $32,030 44th
MN 9,320 $43,090 5th
MO 10,110 $33,540 40th
NE 2,710 $35,810 26th
ND 340 $38,380 16th
SD 920 $31,910 45th
U.S. 710,200 $36,930 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 15, 2021

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