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: