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How Much Does a Medical Assistant Make in Vermont?

The medical assistant salary in Vermont for 2021 is presented in the table below. It should be noted that BLS is the government source, and the others are private, reliable sources for this data.

Resource Hourly Salary Annual Salary Date Updated
BLS $17.36 $36,100 March 31, 2020
Indeed $17.23 $40,112 January 25, 2021
ZipRecruiter $18 $38,262 January 23, 2021
Salary.com $17 $35,061 January 29, 2021

According to these sources, medical assistants earned approximately between $35,000 to $40,000 on average, which means an hourly wage of $17-$18. It is just above the national average of $16.73 an hour or $34,800 a year. The table also shows that except for BLS, which updated last in March 2020, the data of other resources is refreshed as latest of 2021.

Medical Assistant Pay at Diverse Percentiles in VT

Percentile Annual Salary (Vermont) Annual Salary (National)
10% $27,750 $25,820
25% $31,590 $29,460
50% $35,820 $34,800
75% $39,740 $40,270
90% $45,920 $48,720

Source: BLS (as of March 31, 2020)

As the table denotes, the salary of medical assistants is more than the national average at 10, 25, and 50 percentiles in Vermont, and less than the national average at 75 and 100 percentiles in the state.

Highest Paying Cities for Medical Assistants in VT

How much do certified medical assistants make in Vermont’s top cities, according to salary.com and indeed.com? The table below has all the answers.

City Per Hour Salary (indeed.com) Per Hour Salary (salary.com)
White River Junction, VT $24.68 $18
Montpelier, VT $19.68 $17
Middlebury, VT $19.48 $17
Burlington, VT $18.90 $17
Colchester, VT $17.66 $17
Rutland, VT $17.48 $17
South Burlington, VT $17.46 $17
Winooski, VT $17.32 $17
Bennington, VT $16.63 $18

Source: indeed.com (as of January 25, 2021) and salary.com (as of January 29, 2021)

To summarize the data from the table above, it seems that White River Junction pays about $25 to its medical assistants, which is way more than any other city, even the second-placed Montpelier. The remaining cities in the list paid between $16 and $20 to their medical assistants. Looking at salary.com’s data for the highest paying cities, it can be seen that all the cities paid between $17-$18 an hour.

Highest Paying Metropolitan Areas for Vermont Medical Assistants

A medical assistant’s pay in Vermont’s only metropolitan area is given in the table below, along with the number of employees in that area.

Metropolitan Area Number of Employed Medical Assistants Mean Annual Wage 10th Percentile Wage 50th Percentile (Median) Wage 90th Percentile Wage
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 650 $35,670 $27,300 $35,230 $46,150

Source: BLS (as of March 31, 2020)

Burlington-South Burlington is the only metropolitan area in Vermont, and it employs 650 medical assistants. As per the data, medical assistants start working with a salary of about $27,000, while the top limit of a medical assistant’s wage is about $46,000 in Vermont. This shows that medical assisting is a good stepping stone with enormous scope to learn the ways of the healthcare industry. It helps one choose from a wide range of areas to evolve their career.

Top 10 Paying Employers for Medical Assistants in Vermont

How much medical assistants make in Vermont while working with the top 10 highest-paying employers? Let’s take a look.

Employer Per Hour Salary
US Department of Veterans Affairs $24.68
Kaiser Permanente $23.56
UCLA Health $23.41
NYU Langone Health $20.74
Virginia Mason $20.00
Scripps Health $19.76
Porter Medical Center $19.65
Atrius Health $19.54
Massachusetts General Hospital $18.15
Providence $18.06

Source: indeed.com (as of January 25, 2021)

US Department of Veterans Affairs, Kaiser Permanente, and UCLA Health are the top 3 salary payers with more than $23 an hour of average salary. The 5 employers that follow have very close competition with a maximum of $1 an hour difference in their salaries. The third group, with the last 2 employers, paid around $18/hour to their medical assistants.

Benefits for Vermont Medical Assistants other than Salaries

Medical assistants in Vermont earn about 32.9% of their remuneration in the form of perks and benefits other than salary and bonus. The yearly salary and bonus combine to be about $35,101, and the perks give a combined monetary value of $17,266 a year. It makes their yearly compensation approximately $52,367. Below is the break-up of these perks and benefits in monetary terms.

  • Healthcare

    Medical assistants in Vermont receive healthcare facilities of about $6,371 a year from their employers as a part of their yearly remuneration program, of which healthcare makes up about 12.2%.

  • Time Off

    8.5% of the total yearly remuneration is the monetary value of a medical assistant’s time off in Vermont, which is about $4,455 yearly, depending on the employee and the employer.

  • Social Security

    Medical assistants of Vermont get their social security payments taken care of by their employers for about $2,685 a year, making up about 5.1% of their total compensation.

  • 401K/403B

    It is one of the government’s schemes that dictates employers to set aside about 3.3% of their medical assistants’ remuneration, which is about $1,720, to help them after retirement.

  • Pension

    2.8% of the total yearly compensation of medical assistants in Vermont is paid by their employees towards accumulating the pension fund. The amount is about $1,474 a year.

  • Disability

    Employers make reservations for about $562 annually to help an employee in case he/she is permanently disabled in an accident. It makes up about 1.1% of the entire year’s remuneration.

    (Source: salary.com, as of January 29, 2021)

Salaries of Similar Professions in Vermont

Have a look at the table below to compare a non-certified and certified medical assistant’s salary in Vermont with other professions in healthcare that are quite similar to these, according to indeed.com.

Related Professions Average Hourly Salary
Dermatology Assistant $24.00
Certified Medical Assistant $17.36
Clinical Assistant $17.36
Medical Office Assistant $16.21
Medical Receptionist $15.33
Medical Scribe $14.92

Source: indeed.com (as of January 25, 2021)

Dermatology Assistants earn way more than any other professionals mentioned here because of their specialized studies. Moving on, we can see that an MA’s salary in Vermont is just slightly lower than a CMA, but that should not discourage you from getting a certification. Employers always choose certified applicants over uncertified ones for jobs and even promotions and raise in the future. Other similar professions in Vermont paid between $14 and $18 an hour, as per indeed.com’s data.

Related Professions Average Annual Salary
Physician Assistant- Specialty $113,980
Physician Assistant- Medical $104,948
Medical Billing Specialist $40,553
Medical Secretary $40,189
Medical Librarian Assistant $36,635
Medical Scribe $33,690

Source: salary.com (as of January 29, 2021)

Physician Assistants seem to be taking the cake here, but that’s because of the efforts and time they put into their studies. The remaining similar professions paid approximately between $33,000-40,000, as per salary.com’s data.

Projected Employment and Hiring Trends for VT Medical Assistants (2018-2028)

Job Outlook

The table below represents the figures from Projections Central, a source for employment data sponsored by the US Department of Labor. It predicted the number of jobs going up by 90 with 110 annual job openings, just half the picture because these projections were made in 2018. Due to the pandemic, these projections would skyrocket if they were made in 2020. It also changes a medical assistant’s scope of practice in Vermont because now they will be trained to perform procedures that were not even required/present before this health crisis.

Estimated Employment and Projected Growth (Medical Assistants)
Projected Area Base Year Employment

(2018)

Projected Employment

(2028)

Numeric Change Percentage Change Annual Job Openings

Vermont

880 970 90 +10.2% 110

Source: U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored resource, Projections Central (2018-2028 report)

Hiring Trends

  • Medical assistants are among the top 25 fastest growing careers in Vermont, according to CareerOneStop’s 2016-2026 projections based on BLS data. They ranked 25th with a 17% growth rate projected to make the number of jobs go from 660 to 770 in this period. The addition of 110 jobs in 10 years may sound little, but given the state’s population, it is a big deal.
  • USA Wage’s list of the most popular professions for 2020 placed medical assistance in the 63rd position with an annual wage of $35,820. The employment in this profession is 1,110, contributing to 0.36% of the state’s total workforce. While 0.36% may not sound too significant a contribution, it should be noted that even the first ranked cashiers contributed to just 2.84% of the total workforce.
  • Looking for medical assistant jobs in Vermont is made a little easier by Zippia. Their list of top healthcare employers has taken into account the salary paid to the employees, diversity among them, and the financial health of the company. See below for the top 5 on this list: UVM Medical Center Dermatology, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Northwestern Medical Center, Washington County Mental Health Services, and Northeast Kingdom Human Service.

Written by : Casey Gardner

Casey Gardner is both a healthcare support professional and an accomplished content creator.  She has been working as a certified health care professional with marketable skills as a physician assistant,  and a qualified medical assistant for last two decades. She has dedicated her nursing career to produce over hundreds of content pieces since 2001, and her work has been published both online as well as offline.

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