The demand for and remuneration of Physical Therapy Assistants has been steadily on the increase over the last decade. Employment of Physical Therapy Assistants is projected to grow by a massive 30% over the coming years with a projected additional 25,000 jobs being created between 2016 and 2024.
- What is the average salary for a Physical Therapy Assistant in Texas?
- View salary data by Metro area
- Salary comparison with related healthcare careers in Texas
If you live in Texas the news is even better! There is a wide range of accredited schools to select from throughout the State. And considering that the average annual salary for PTA’s in Texas is higher than any other State in the US, there could be no better place to train and work.
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Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in Texas
|Average Hourly Wage||$35.00|
|Compared to the National Average||32% Above|
|90th Percentile of Earners||-|
|10th Percentile of Earners||-|
|Number Employed as a PTA||6,270|
The average PTA salary in Texas is approximately $73,000. This represents an hourly wage of over $35.00. In fact Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA. PTA’s in Texas earn approximately 32% more on average than those in other States.
In 2015 there where 6,270 persons employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in Texas.
PTA Salary by Metro Area
The table below offers key employment and salary data for PTA’s in the main metro and city areas in the State;
|Austin-Round Rock, TX||370||$63,430.00|
|Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX||50||$66,560.00|
|College Station-Bryan, TX||50||$71,390.00|
|Corpus Christi, TX||140||$75,910.00|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||1,850||$78,200.00|
|Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division||1,460||$80,300.00|
|El Paso, TX||320||$77,230.00|
|Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division||390||$70,380.00|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||910||$64,740.00|
|Midland, TX||not known||$53,400.00|
|San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX||770||$72,400.00|
|Wichita Falls, TX||90||$70,020.00|
|West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area||100||$57,630.00|
|North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area||190||$67,420.00|
|Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area||not known||$111,190.00|
|Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area||80||$66,650.00|
|Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area||not known||$108,500.00|
|Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area||130||$87,260.00|
Related Healthcare Careers
Physical Therapy Assistants fair very well by comparison to similar careers such as Occupational Therapy Assistants, Massage Therapists and Home Health Aides in terms of average salary, from entry level to well experienced – achieving one of the highest average salary levels. Additionally in terms of employment figures and growth it has been flagged as one of the top 5 fastest growing careers in healthcare by the Bureau For Labor Statistics (BLS).
The table below illustrates key data for similar healthcare careers in Texas;
|Physical Therapist Assistants||6,270||$72,820.00|
|Home Health Aides||62,930||$19,950.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||3,840||$71,100.00|
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