How To Increase Your Medical Assistant Salary

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Strategies to Increase Your Medical Assistant Salary in Texas

Congratulations! You’ve completed your training and earned an entry-level medical assistant job. The first few months were probably a little overwhelming as you learned the ins and outs of your new job. Now that your feet are wet, you’re comfortable in your work environment and you feel confident in your skills, it’s time to think about reaching for your next goal. Obtaining additional certifications or job experience could give you the upper edge over other job candidates to increase your existing medical assistant salary in Texas.  

Average Texas Salaries

The average salary for a medical assistant in Texas falls around $37,000. However, there is a large discrepancy in medical assistant salaries within Texas. Many cities in the Lone Star State offer wages higher than the national average, while others are not competitive. If you work in one of the lower paying cities, a geographical move could pay off. Compare some average salaries in a few main Texas cities and you’ll see why:

  • Austin: $31,707
  • Abilene: $29,318
  • Fort Worth: $32,412
  • Dallas: $33,103
  • Frisco: $33,103
  • Garland: $33,103
  • Pasadena: 33,113

  Certified vs. Non-Certified

Graduating from an accredited program benefits students by providing proof of completing a program that meets nationally accepted standards and eligibility for professional credentialing. Medical assistants have the option to become certified by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). While certification is not required by the state to get a medical assistant job, many employers require it. You’ll also find a salary discrepancy in those who are certified versus non-certified:


If you’re willing to relocate to another state, medical assistant salaries across the nation vary. Some states offer higher average wages than Texas:

  • California: $32,790
  • New York: $33,540
  • District of Columbia: $39,860
  • Alaska: $39,680
  • Massachusetts: $37,640
  • Washington: $35,850
  • Connecticut: $35,360

  Type of Business

Medical assistant jobs are offered at varied locations throughout any city. Salaries also vary based on the type of business that employs you:

  • Physician’s Office: $31,230
  • Medical Hospital: $32,910
  • Practitioner’s Office: $28,040
  • Outpatient Care Center: $32,200

  As you can see, there are a number of choices when it comes to finding the perfect job along with the perfect salary for you. If you’re unhappy with your current medical assistant salary in texas, you have options. Research your city, surrounding cities or even another state to find a competitive job awaiting you. Even after graduation, you can reach for your next accomplishment.

This article was published on: 07/2/15 4:41 PM

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