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Medical Assistants in Illinois

Considering a career as a Medical Assistant in Illinois?

13.4% Jobs Projection
$34,640 Median Salary
2,580 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Medical Assistants in Illinois is growing faster than average.

  • Medical Assistants in Illinois earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Medical Assistants Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 23,830 workers employed as Medical Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 19,890 Medical Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 3,940 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 8,970 Medical Assistants working in it, which means Illinois has more Medical Assistants than average.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Medical Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 13.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 29.0%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 2,580 annual job openings, and a total of 23,250 jobs for Illinois Medical Assistants in 2026.

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

What do Medical Assistants Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Medical Assistants ranged from $25,700 to $48,730 with $34,640 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.36 to $23.43. The median hourly rate was $16.65.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $16.03 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.62.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 18,620 $35,480
St. Louis, MO-IL 5,380 $33,610
Peoria, IL 1,510 $30,320
Rockford, IL 1,010 $34,140
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 700 $30,640
Champaign-Urbana, IL 660 $33,020
Springfield, IL 590 $32,480
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 240 $27,000
Bloomington, IL 220 $33,960
Carbondale-Marion, IL 180 $29,390
Decatur, IL 150 $31,310
Kankakee, IL 120 $33,550
Danville, IL 60 $33,200

Top States for Medical Assistants Employment

View the list below to see 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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