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Physical Therapist Assistants in Texas

Want to work in Texas as a Physical Therapist Assistant? Read this first!

37.2% Jobs Projection
$69,920 Median Salary
1,210 Job Openings

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.

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The typical state has 1,420 Physical Therapist Assistants working in it, which means Texas has more Physical Therapist Assistants than average.

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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%.

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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.

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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
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 230 $74,520
Corpus Christi, TX 190 $60,640
Tyler, TX 120 $72,430
Amarillo, TX 110 $63,110
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 100 $68,670
Killeen-Temple, TX 100 $83,510
Laredo, TX 100 $77,620
Lubbock, TX 90 $69,960
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 90 $71,580
Midland, TX 80 $66,910
Longview, TX 60 $60,820
Waco, TX 60 $70,080
Sherman-Denison, TX 60 $60,680
College Station-Bryan, TX 40 $62,200
Texarkana, TX-AR 40 $80,770
Odessa, TX 40 $64,900

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
Texas 7,550 $69,920
Florida 6,330 $61,470
Ohio 5,990 $58,200
Pennsylvania 5,300 $54,580
California 5,150 $67,500
New York 4,700 $54,100
Illinois 4,470 $59,480
Michigan 3,800 $52,140
Tennessee 3,310 $58,060
North Carolina 2,850 $60,100
Indiana 2,670 $55,360
Virginia 2,630 $60,880
Massachusetts 2,630 $65,450
Arizona 2,480 $43,830
Missouri 2,240 $53,510
Georgia 2,240 $56,990
Alabama 1,830 $57,920
Minnesota 1,780 $54,390
Louisiana 1,750 $48,910
Maryland 1,700 $57,020

Below are the states where Physical Therapist Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Texas $69,920
New Jersey $69,190
Connecticut $67,920
California $67,500
Massachusetts $65,450
Rhode Island $63,650
Nevada $62,570
Florida $61,470
Oregon $61,130
Virginia $60,880

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