Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational therapy assistants in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational therapy assistants amongst Texas areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Occupational Therapy Assistants in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,700
25th Percentile Wage
$59,860
50th Percentile Wage
$72,540
75th Percentile Wage
$86,970
90th Percentile Wage
$102,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational therapy assistants in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,700.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.85
25th Percentile Wage
$28.78
50th Percentile Wage
$34.88
75th Percentile Wage
$41.81
90th Percentile Wage
$49.41

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for occupational therapy assistants in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $49.41. The median hourly salary is $34.88. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.85.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of occupational therapy assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201672,5404.07%12.13%
201569,590-1.95%-
201470,9503.35%-
201368,5707.04%-
201263,740--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Therapy Assistants in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational therapy assistants in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational therapy assistants in state of Texas ranges from $57,870 to $96,390. The highest paying area for occupational therapy assistants in Texas is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $96,390. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Brownsville-Harlingen (mean annual salary $82,450). The lowest paying area is Amarillo with a median annual salary of $57,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$96,390
Brownsville-Harlingen
$82,450
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$80,880
Fort Worth-Arlington
$80,030
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$76,590
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$74,250
El Paso
$71,320
Longview
$69,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$68,880
Waco
$68,790
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$68,730
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$67,920
Laredo
$64,890
Amarillo
$57,870


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