Sunday, January 30, 2022

Medical Assistant Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) most current occupational data put medical assistant (MA) employment in the U.S. at over 710,000 as of May 2020. Per BLS data, nearly 25,500 medical assistants were employed in the five-state Rocky Mountain region at that time. In general, the region is a marginally good one for medical assistant pay based on BLS data.  Colorado, the 11th best state in the nation for medical assistant annual mean wage levels, was home to about 47% of the region's MAs.  In all, about 53% of the region's medical assistants lived in a state where the annual mean wage level for MAs exceeded the national average.  A closer examination of BLS data reveals the following state-level details about medical assistant pay in the Rocky Mountain region:

Medical Assistant  Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region

Medical Assistant Pay in the Rocky Mountain Region

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
CO 12,010 $39,040 11th
ID 3,200 $36,760 23rd
MT 1,410 $36,980 22nd
UT 7,990 $35,170 29th
WY 870 $35,660 28th
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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