Less populated states use higher salaries or lower tax rates as a means of being more attractive to medical assistants.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
EduSearch today released the top states for medical assistant salaries, accounting for estimated 2013 state and federal taxes. Smaller and less populated states tend to provide the highest after-tax salaries for medical assistants, the study shows, with two of the top five states having no state income tax.
According to EduSearch, Alaska tops the list with an estimated average after-tax salary of over $29,000. This is due in part to Alaska having the nation’s highest average before-tax salary for medical assistants, with no state income tax. Connecticut is also in the top 5 despite its mid-range 5% state tax rate. Connecticut makes up for its state taxes by paying the nation’s sixth-highest before-tax medical assistant salary.
According to MedicalAssistants.net, current medical assistant salary figures vary widely based on geographic location, with less populated states using higher salaries or lower tax rates as a means of being more attractive to medical assistants.
Other states in the top five are Massachusetts, Hawaii and Washington, which all offer estimated take-home salaries over $26,000.
The study was compiled by EduSearch and MedicalAssistants.net using medical assistant salary statistics from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and 2013 tax data from Tax-Brackets.org.