Medical assistant salaries are dependent on many factors. Chief among these are experience, education, and geographic location. Salaries for experienced medical assistants in areas with average to high costs of living can measure up to $60,000 (sixty thousand dollars). Initially upon graduation however, many job seekers will find offers in the mid 20,000 range. The basis of your training and education can be a factor in determining where you get your salary pegged.
Additionally, many opportunities exist for overtime, weekend, and holiday work in emergency clinics and hospitals. If you are looking to increase your salary, this is a good place to be hired. Opportunities for moonlighting (working in addition to your regular job) exist as well. With these considerations added, it is not unreasonable to expect an income north of seventy or eighty thousand.