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Medical Assistant Salaries in Texas

The 2013 average medical assistant salary in Texas was $28,135 according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Experienced medical assistants earned $31,928 a year on average, while those just entering the workforce averaged $20,550 annually.

The average medical assistant salary varied widely between different regions of Texas. They ranged from a high of $31,056 in north central Texas to a low of $20,801 in the lower Rio Grande Local Workforce Development Area (LWDA). LWDAs with the highest average salaries are shown below:

  • North Central Texas:  $31,056
  • Capital Area:  $29,801
  • Tarrant County:  $29,483
  • Gulf Coast:  $29,172
  • Rural Capital Area:  $28,511
  • Permian Basin:  $27,917
  • Deep East Texas:  $27,176

The level of job growth in the medical assisting field in Texas is predicted to be even higher than the national average. Medical assistant job growth in the state is projected to be 31.9% in the ten-year period leading up to 2020 according to the Texas Workforce Commission. It predicts that 2,260 jobs will become available during this time frame.

Texas has particularly high levels of medical assistant employment. It had the second highest level in the country in 2013 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The Houston area had the third highest employment level of any metropolitan area in the country that year, while the Dallas area had the sixth highest level.

Nonmetropolitan areas in Texas can also be good sources of medical assistant jobs. The nonmetropolitan area of eastern Texas had the fifth highest level of employment of any such area in the country in 2013.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics also provides a detailed breakdown by percentile of 2013 medical assistant salaries in Texas:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Abilene TX
270
25070
Amarillo TX
590
26030
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos TX
3230
29570
Beaumont-Port Arthur TX
660
26160
Brownsville-Harlingen TX
870
22620
College Station-Bryan TX
460
28700
Corpus Christi TX
960
23100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX
13920
31060
Dallas-Plano-Irving TX Metropolitan Division
10250
31700
El Paso TX
1970
23270
Fort Worth-Arlington TX Metropolitan Division
3680
29270
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown TX
13410
29230
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood TX
770
26340
Laredo TX
530
21390
Longview TX
480
25340
Lubbock TX
760
24970
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission TX
1970
20690
Midland TX
240
28420
Odessa TX
210
28210
San Angelo TX
390
26240
San Antonio-New Braunfels TX
5600
27770
Sherman-Denison TX
280
28190
Texarkana-Texarkana TX-AR
230
22840
Tyler TX
530
27720
Victoria TX
300
23910
Waco TX
450
26380
Wichita Falls TX
320
25810
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
310
24810
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
260
28620
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
930
25340
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
440
26710
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
390
22920
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
570
26080