California Medical Assistant Salary

This page provides you with a complete overview of the Medical Assisting field in the state of California. Here you will find statistics on salaries, careers, jobs and best cities hiring a Medical Assistant and more.

Average Salary of a California Medical Assistant

According to Indeed.com, the average salary of a Medical Assistant was $41,000 vs the national salary of $38,000. A Medical Assistant in California saw a healthy number of companies featuring over 15,591 jobs. The types of jobs posted ranged from Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Contract, Commission, and Internship while the most common level of experience required for these jobs was Senior Level.

In USD as of September 26, 2016 55k 110k 165k
California Medical Assistant $41,000 Bar high
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Average Medical Assistant salaries for job postings in California are 7% higher than average Medical Assistant salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, Kindred At Home, California State University, and UCLA Health offering Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Contract, Commission, and Internship with Senior Level, Mid Level, and Entry Level required.

Additional Salaries by Assistant Type

In this section explore additional details on the following specialities:

  1. Clinical Medical Assistant
  2. Dental Assistant
  3. Medical Administration Assistant
  4. Medical Laboratory Assistant
  5. Nursing Assistant
  6. Patient Care Assistant
  7. Pediatric Medical Assistant
  8. Physical Therapy Assistant
  9. Respiratory Care Assistant
  10. Veterinarian Assistant

Clinical Medical Assistant

In USD as of September 20, 2016 55k 110k 165k
Clinical Medical Assistant $41,000 Bar high
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Average Clinical Medical Assistant salaries for job postings in California are 7% higher than average Clinical Medical Assistant salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were Heritage Healthcare (SJHH), MISSION INTERNAL MEDICAL GROUP, INC., St. Joseph Hospital Orange, Dignity Health Medical Foundation Santa Cruz, and Dignity Health Medical Foundation offering Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Temporary, and Commission with Mid Level, Entry Level, and Senior Level required.

Dental Assistant

In USD as of September 20, 2016 55k 110k 165k
Dental Assistant $63,000 Bar high
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Average Dental Assistant salaries for job postings in California are 7% higher than average Dental Assistant salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were Banfield Pet Hospital, Brookdale, VCA Antech, Inc., Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc., and KinderCare Education offering Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Contract, Commission, and Internship with Entry Level, Senior Level, and Mid Level required.

Medical Administration Assistant

In USD as of September 20, 2016 55k 110k 165k
Medical Administration Assistant $44,000 Bar high
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Average Medical Administration Assistant salaries for job postings in California are 7% higher than average Medical Administration Assistant salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were Atria Senior Living, California State University, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, and HealthCare Partners offering Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Contract, Commission, and Internship with Mid Level, Senior Level, and Entry Level required.

Medical Laboratory Assistant

In USD as of September 20, 2016 55k 110k 165k
Medical Laboratory Assistant $31,000 Bar high
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Average Medical Laboratory Assistant salaries for job postings in California are 7% higher than average Medical Laboratory Assistant salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were VCA Antech, Inc., Fresenius Medical Care, Quest Diagnostics, La Clinica, and Stanford Health Care offering Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Contract, Commission, and Internship with Senior Level, Mid Level, and Entry Level required.

Nursing Assistant

In USD as of September 20, 2016 55k 110k 165k
Nursing Assistant $54,000 Bar high
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Average Nursing Assistant salaries for job postings in California are 7% higher than average Nursing Assistant salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were RehabCare Group, Clinical Management Consultants, KFC | Great American Chicken Corp., Kaiser Permanente, and Atria Senior Living offering Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Temporary, and Commission with Entry Level, Mid Level, and Senior Level required.

Patient Care Assistant

In USD as of September 20, 2016 55k 110k 165k
Patient Care Assistant $61,000 Bar high
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Average Patient Care Assistant salaries for job postings in California are 7% higher than average Patient Care Assistant salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were Kaiser Permanente, Marian Medical Center, Dignity Health Medical Foundation Santa Cruz, TherapyTravelers, and Kindred At Home offering Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Temporary, Commission, and Internship with Entry Level, Senior Level, and Mid Level required.

Pediatric Medical Assistant

In USD as of September 20, 2016 55k 110k 165k
Pediatric Medical Assistant $64,000 Bar high
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Average Pediatric Medical Assistant salaries for job postings in California are 7% higher than average Pediatric Medical Assistant salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were Quest Diagnostics, Kaiser Permanente, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, MemorialCare Foundation, and BrightStar Care offering Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Contract, and Commission with Senior Level, Mid Level, and Entry Level required.

Physical Therapy Assistant

In USD as of September 20, 2016 55k 110k 165k
Physical Therapy Assistant $64,000 Bar high
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Average Physical Therapy Assistant salaries for job postings in California are 7% higher than average Physical Therapy Assistant salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were Genesis Healthcare, Genesis Rehab Services, Sutter Health, RehabCare Group, and Interface Rehab, Inc. offering Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Temporary, Commission, and Internship with Senior Level, Entry Level, and Mid Level required.

Respiratory Care Assistant

In USD as of September 20, 2016 55k 110k 165k
Respiratory Care Assistant $61,000 Bar high
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Average Respiratory Care Assistant salaries for job postings in California are 7% higher than average Respiratory Care Assistant salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were MISSION INTERNAL MEDICAL GROUP, INC., Pinnacle Medical Group, Heritage Healthcare (SJHH), North East Medical Services, and Barlow Respiratory Hospital offering Full-time, Part-time, and Temporary with Mid Level, Entry Level, and Senior Level required.

Veterinarian Assistant

In USD as of September 20, 2016 55k 110k 165k
Veterinarian Assistant $28,000 Bar high
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Average Veterinarian Assistant salaries for job postings in California are 7% higher than average Veterinarian Assistant salaries for job postings nationwide. The top 5 employers were Banfield Pet Hospital, Vetco Clinics, VCA Antech, Inc., VIP Petcare, and San Diego Humane Society offering Part-time, Full-time, and Temporary with Mid Level and Entry Level required.

Top Employers of California Medical Assistant’s

According to Indeed.com, there were approximately 15,591 jobs for a California Medical Assistant with most employers looking for Senior Level, Mid Level, and Entry Level candidates.

Company # Jobs Available*
Kaiser Permanente 595 jobs
Sutter Health 320 jobs
Kindred At Home 250 jobs
California State University 224 jobs
UCLA Health 215 jobs
DaVita 190 jobs
Maxim Healthcare Services 172 jobs
ALL's WELL 145 jobs
Yoshinoya America, Inc. 144 jobs
Wendy's 142 jobs
Yoshinoya 142 jobs
Quest Diagnostics 142 jobs
Contra Costa Community College District 140 jobs
Dignity Health Medical Foundation Santa Cruz 114 jobs
Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) 108 jobs

Top Cities with the Most Job Openings

According to Indeed.com, there were a total of 15,591 Medical Assistant jobs in California.

City # Jobs Available*
Los Angeles, CA 453 jobs
California 344 jobs
San Francisco, CA 211 jobs
Sacramento, CA 183 jobs
San Diego, CA 155 jobs

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*Indicates number of job postings as of September, 2016.

Written by Robert Sanchez
Robert Sanchez is HealthGrad.com's Chief Editorialist. Robert Sanchez has over 10 years experience in the Healthcare field and more recently has become an avid writer advising on career and job topics in this exciting field.

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