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.
|Percentile||Annual Salary (Wyoming)||Annual Salary (National)|
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.
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)|
|Big Horn, WY||$15.12||$17|
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.
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|
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.
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|
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.
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|
|NYU Langone Health||$20.64|
|Massachusetts General Hospital||$18.15|
|Family Health Centers of San Diego||$17.47|
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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)
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|
|Certified Medical Assistant||$15.59|
|Medical Office Assistant||$15.29|
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 Librarian Assistant||$33,858|
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.
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
|Numeric Change||Percentage Change||Annual Job Openings|
Source: U.S. Department of Labor-Sponsored resource, Projections Central (2018-2028 report)
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.