A Medical Assistant career can be highly varied and extremely rewarding for individuals who thrive around helping others.
Average Medical Assistant salaries vary significantly from state-to-state. In the United States overall, the average registered nurse salary is $37,947 and the median (50th percentile) is $37,385. Washington, with MA salaries averaging $47,320, is the highest-paying state for Medical Assistant (MA).
At $31,390, Alabama is $15,930 lower than the Washington average. While salary is one factor in determining your cost of living, additional cost factors such as housing, transportation, food, entertainment will impact how far those salary dollars will go.