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How Much Does a Medical Assistant Make in Wyoming?

The table below shows a medical assistant’s salary in Wyoming for 2021, according to BLS, according to other top resources.

Resource Hourly Salary Annual Salary Date Updated
BLS $16.44 $34,190 March 31, 2020
Indeed $14.01 $32,620 January 16, 2021
ZipRecruiter $22 $45,094 January 26, 2021
Salary.com $16 $32,403 January 29, 2021

Medical assistants in Wyoming make an hourly wage between $14 and $16, depending on the source you look at. It can be seen that there is a difference of about $8 an hour between the reported hourly salaries from indeed.com and ziprecruiter.com, which shows the inconsistency in salaries in different areas and employers.

Medical Assistant Pay at Different Percentiles in Wyoming

Percentile Annual Salary (Wyoming) Annual Salary (National)
10% $25,450 $25,820
25% $28,800 $29,460
50% $33,770 $34,800
75% $38,880 $40,270
90% $45,170 $48,720

Source: BLS (as of March 31, 2020)

As the data from BLS reveals, the salary of medical assistants in Wyoming is less than the national average at all percentiles, though very close behind.

Highest Paying Cities for Medical Assistants in WY

The medical assistant pay in the highest-paying cities of Wyoming is tabled below, according to indeed.com and salary.com.

City Per Hour Salary (indeed.com) Per Hour Salary (salary.com)
Basin, WY $20.20 $17
Gillette, WY $18.18 $15
Cody, WY $17.31 $17
Byron, WY $16.55 $17
Dayton, WY $15.89 $17
Burlington, WY $15.88 $17
Big Horn, WY $15.12 $17
Casper, WY $15.05 $16
Cheyenne, WY $14.09 $16

Source: indeed.com (as of January 16, 2021) and salary.com (as of January 29, 2021)

Salary.com’s report says that all the cities in this list pay an average hourly wage of $16 to $17 to their medical assistants, while the indeed.com data suggests that they are paid between $14 and $21 an hour, out of which Basin, Gillette, and Cody are the top 3 highest paying cities.

Highest Paying Metropolitan Areas for Wyoming Medical Assistants

An MA’s salary in Wyoming’s different metropolitan areas is given in the table below.

Metropolitan Area Mean Annual Wage 10th Percentile Wage 50th Percentile (Median) Wage 90th Percentile Wage
Cheyenne, WY $34,760 $27,040 $34,700 $43,200
Casper, WY $32,230 $18,410 $34,060 $44,030

Source: BLS (as of March 31, 2020)

It is prominent to note that the 10th percentile salary is way higher in Cheyenne, but the 90th percentile salary is higher for Casper. It suggests that a medical assistant’s growth is better in Casper, while the starting salary is better in Cheyenne.

Top Cities/Areas with Highest Employment

The table below shows Wyoming’s metropolitan areas and the number of medical assistants working in those areas.

Metropolitan Area Number of Employed Medical Assistants
Cheyenne, WY 210
Casper, WY 140

Source: BLS (as of March 31, 2020)

The concentration of medical assistants in both areas isn’t that far apart. It is because of the advantages we saw both the areas provide in terms of salary and growth. The higher number in Cheyenne is due to more starting salary, which is lucrative for young aspirants.

Top 10 Paying Employers for Medical Assistants in Wyoming

Get to know how much certified medical assistants make in Wyoming working at the top-paying employers? The following list has the answer.

Employer Per Hour Salary
Kaiser Permanente $23.30
NYU Langone Health $20.64
Virginia Mason $19.96
Scripps Health $19.76
Atrius Health $19.54
Massachusetts General Hospital $18.15
Spectrum Health $17.64
Family Health Centers of San Diego $17.47
Sutter Health $17.47
Franciscan Health $17.35

Source: indeed.com (as of January 16, 2021)

Kaiser Permanente seems to be on top in Wyoming like many other states, while the next 4 employers paid an hourly wage between $19 and $21. The remaining top employers in this list can be put in the same group because they all paid between $17 and $18 to their medical assistants.

Benefits for Wyoming Medical Assistants other than Salaries

If you’ve wondered how much medical assistants make in Wyoming, including the perks and benefits, here’s the answer. The monetary compensation is about $32,440 a year (bonus inclusive), which is just 66.4% of the total remuneration of $48,880. They receive the remaining 33.6% through various benefits mentioned below, which have a combined value of $16,440.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare constitutes almost 1/3rd part of a medical assistant’s benefits, about 13% of their total remuneration for a year. The amount comes to about $6,371.

  • Time Off

    Taking time off is essential for all professionals, especially those who work around the clock in challenging environments. The monetary value of a medical assistant’s time off is about $4,117 a year, making up 8.4% of their total compensation.

  • Social Security

    Social security payments are a huge load off for medical assistants as employers contribute to it for $2,482 a year, which is about 5.1% of their total yearly compensation.

  • 401K/403B

    Retirement is challenging, but this accumulated fund makes it a little bit easier. Employees contribute to 401K and 403B for their medical assistants for about $1,590 a year (3.3% of the total remuneration).

  • Pension

    2.8% of the yearly compensation of medical assistants in Wyoming is put in a retirement fund by their employers. The amount comes to about $1,362 a year.

  • Disability

    About $519 is kept aside by employers of medical assistants in Wyoming to help their employees in case of an unfortunate permanent disability. It makes up about 1.1% of a year’s compensation.

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

Salaries of Similar Professions in Wyoming

The table below compares a certified medical assistant’s salary with similar professions in the healthcare industry, as per indeed.com’s data.

Related Professions Average Hourly Salary
Dermatology Assistant $23.78
Clinical Assistant $17.20
Certified Medical Assistant $15.59
Medical Office Assistant $15.29
Medical Scribe $14.78
Medical Receptionist $13.29

Source: indeed.com (as of January 26, 2021)

Dermatology Assistants earned the highest with an hourly wage of $23.78, which is a massive $6 higher than the second-placed Clinical Assistants. Notably, certified medical assistants in the state make almost $1.5 per hour more than their non-certified counterparts. The remaining professions in this list paid between $13 and $16 hourly as of January 26, 2021.

The table below shows various professions similar to medical assisting and their annual salaries, according to salary.com.

Related Professions Average Yearly Salary
Physician Assistant- Specialty $105,340
Physician Assistant- Medical $96,993
Medical Billing Specialist $37,479
Medical Secretary $37,142
Medical Librarian Assistant $33,858
Medical Scribe $31,136

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

The list above places the bottom four professions in the salary bracket of $30,000-$38,000 because of the similar education. Physical Assistants take the top 2 spots because they attend a master’s degree program with a more rigorous curriculum.

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

Job Outlook

Healthcare employers always look for candidates who have been certified by one of the following agencies. A medical assistant certification in Wyoming will not only ensure you a high-paying job but also a great future professionally in healthcare.

Wyoming will see plenty of medical assistant jobs in the coming years, 100 annually to be precise. Given the recent setback because of COVID-19, we are expected to see an even higher number as these projections were made in 2017. The employment in 2018 was 670, which was projected to reach 860 in 10 years at a growth rate of 23.9%.

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

(2018)

Projected Employment

(2028)

Numeric Change Percentage Change Annual Job Openings

Wyoming

670 860 130 +23.9% 100

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

Hiring Trends

  • With 630 professionals in 2016, medical assistance was projected to grow at 27% by 2028 to reach the employment number of 800. This data was presented by CareerOneStop in a list where medical assistance stood 29th among 443 professions, as per the data provided by BLS.
  • In the period mentioned above, CareerOneStop came out with predictions for the most job openings in a year, where medical assistance stood 88th. It was estimated to have about 90 job openings every year between 2018 and 2028.
  • As per April 2020 data from BLS, USA Wage came out with a list of most popular professions in Wyoming, placing medical assistance at 69th place. It had 860 employees, contributing to 0.31% of the state’s workforce, earning $33,770 a year, on average.
  • The following healthcare employers are ranked top 5 by Zippia, keeping in mind their salaries, employee diversity, and company financial health. This list will help you while applying for a medical assistant job in Wyoming:
    1. Wyoming Medical Center
    2. McGinley Orthopaedic Innovations
    3. Aspen Mountain Medical Center
    4. Peak Wellness Center
    5. North Big Horn Hospital Clinic

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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