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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,350
25th Percentile Wage
$58,690
50th Percentile Wage
$70,810
75th Percentile Wage
$83,890
90th Percentile Wage
$102,350

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 $102,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of occupational therapy assistants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,810
-2.44% 9.98%
2016
$72,540
4.07% -
2015
$69,590
-1.95% -
2014
$70,950
3.35% -
2013
$68,570
7.04% -
2012
$63,740
- -

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 $59,280 to $99,290. The highest paying area for occupational therapy assistants in Texas is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $99,290. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Brownsville-Harlingen (mean annual salary $91,730). The lowest paying area is Central Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$99,290
Brownsville-Harlingen
$91,730
El Paso
$79,230
Tyler
$78,230
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$78,210
Victoria
$76,960
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$74,790
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$71,980
Laredo
$71,650
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$71,520
Corpus Christi
$71,350
Longview
$69,680
Waco
$68,790
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$67,660
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$66,600
Fort Worth-Arlington
$66,470
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$66,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$66,310
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$65,500
Amarillo
$59,950
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$59,280




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