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Medical Assistants in North Carolina

Is North Carolina a good place for you to work as a Medical Assistant?

28.9% Jobs Projection
$32,710 Median Salary
2,440 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Medical Assistants Work in North Carolina?

18,340 people worked as Medical Assistants in 2018 in this state.

There were 17,190 Medical Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Medical Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 28.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 29.0%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 2,440 annual Medical Assistants job openings in North Carolina, and 21,030 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Medical Assistants Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Medical Assistants ranged from $24,940 to $40,820 with $32,710 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.99 to $19.63. The median hourly rate was $15.73.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $15.24 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.49.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 4,870 $34,190
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 3,030 $31,110
Raleigh, NC 2,130 $33,210
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,610 $33,830
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,510 $34,400
Winston-Salem, NC 1,340 $34,530
Asheville, NC 1,110 $31,290
Wilmington, NC 680 $32,080
Fayetteville, NC 620 $27,480
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 600 $29,580
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 520 $30,610
Greenville, NC 400 $29,190
Burlington, NC 340 $34,970
Jacksonville, NC 240 $29,560
New Bern, NC 200 $29,940
Goldsboro, NC 170 $30,330
Rocky Mount, NC 130 $30,410

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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