Physical Therapist Assistants in Texas
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Physical Therapist Assistants in Texas is growing faster than average.
Physical Therapist Assistants in Texas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Physical Therapist Assistants Work in Texas?
In 2018, there were 7,550 Physical Therapist Assistants working in the state.
There were 7,240 Physical Therapist Assistants employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 310 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,420 Physical Therapist Assistants working in it, which means Texas has more Physical Therapist Assistants than average.
Job Projections for Texas
Jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 37.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 31.1%.
Texas Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 1,210 annual Physical Therapist Assistants job openings in Texas, and 9,400 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 14,700 annual jobs and 115,800 total jobs in 2026.
What do Physical Therapist Assistants Make in Texas?
In 2018 wages for Physical Therapist Assistants ranged from $32,570 to $103,300 with $69,920 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.66 to $49.66. The median hourly rate was $33.62.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $33.29 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.33.
The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Texas Metros for Physical Therapist Assistants
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Physical Therapist Assistants.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||2,380||$70,560|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||1,250||$73,010|
|Austin-Round Rock, TX||590||$66,750|
|San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX||550||$61,810|
|El Paso, TX||300||$63,600|
|Corpus Christi, TX||190||$60,640|
|Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX||90||$71,580|
|College Station-Bryan, TX||40||$62,200|
Top States for Physical Therapist Assistants Employment
The table below shows the states where most Physical Therapist Assistants work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Physical Therapist Assistants get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
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What Major Will Prepare You For a Physical Therapist Assistant Career?
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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