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Want to work in District of Columbia as a Medical Assistant? Read this first!

27.4% Jobs Projection
$41,500 Median Salary
240 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Medical Assistants in District of Columbia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Medical Assistants in District of Columbia is growing faster than average.

  • Medical Assistants in District of Columbia earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Medical Assistants Work in District of Columbia?

In 2018, there were 1,970 Medical Assistants working in the state.

There were 1,760 Medical Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 210 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 8,970 Medical Assistants working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Medical Assistants than average.


Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Medical Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 27.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 29.0%.


District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 240 annual job openings, and 2,090 total jobs in 2026 for Medical Assistants in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 94,900 annual jobs and 818,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Medical Assistants Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Medical Assistants ranged from $29,160 to $55,320 with $41,500 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.02 to $26.6. The median hourly rate was $19.95.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $19.1 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.85.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top District of Columbia Metros for Medical Assistants

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Medical Assistants.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 11,830 $37,420

Top States for Medical Assistants Employment

The table below shows the states where most Medical Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 92,960 $36,080
Texas 59,930 $31,030
Florida 55,330 $32,170
Pennsylvania 27,590 $31,830
New York 26,080 $36,640
Georgia 24,570 $31,790
Ohio 23,930 $31,680
Illinois 23,830 $34,640
Michigan 23,680 $31,900
New Jersey 19,110 $35,290
North Carolina 18,340 $32,710
Arizona 18,250 $32,880
Indiana 14,810 $32,110
Washington 14,450 $40,620
Virginia 14,170 $33,710
Tennessee 14,070 $31,220
Massachusetts 13,710 $39,240
Oregon 12,960 $38,200
Maryland 12,630 $35,270
Wisconsin 11,350 $36,430

Below are the states where Medical Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $44,230
District of Columbia $41,500
Washington $40,620
Minnesota $39,880
Massachusetts $39,240
Oregon $38,200
Hawaii $37,420
Connecticut $36,950
New York $36,640
North Dakota $36,480

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