A Medical Assistant (Certified) in Houston, Texas earns an average wage of $14.55 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Pediatrics and Family Practice/Pediatrics. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$26,697 - $33,181
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MEDIAN: $29,386
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Salary
$29,386  
   
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$22,523 - $38,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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$10.12 - $17.88  
   
Overtime
$2.14 - $26.11  
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$22,523 - $38,109  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Assistant (Certified)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Medical Assistant (Certified)

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Medical Assistant (Certified) Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 5%


National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Medical Assistant (Certified) Salaries

Pediatrics
up arrow 14%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 11%

Wound Care
up arrow 8%

Medical Records
up arrow 3%

Office Administration
up arrow 2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

Phlebotomy
0%

Family Practice
0%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
0%

National Average
$30,000



Microsoft Office
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Patient Education
up arrow 2%

up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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