Physical Therapist Assistant Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for physical therapist assistants in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physical therapist assistants among Texas metropolitan 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 Physical Therapist Assistants in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,610
25th Percentile Wage
$53,840
50th Percentile Wage
$69,240
75th Percentile Wage
$85,220
90th Percentile Wage
$110,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapist assistants in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $110,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,610.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,240
-1.37% 6.89%
2016
$70,190
-0.95% -
2015
$70,860
3.44% -
2014
$68,420
1.18% -
2013
$67,610
4.64% -
2012
$64,470
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physical Therapist Assistants in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapist assistants in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapist assistants in state of Texas ranges from $56,830 to $113,010. The highest paying area for physical therapist assistants in Texas is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $113,010. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood (mean annual salary $83,340). The lowest paying area is Sherman-Denison with a median annual salary of $56,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$113,010
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$83,340
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$82,530
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$80,770
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$79,220
Victoria
$79,170
Brownsville-Harlingen
$77,680
Texarkana-Texarkana
$77,490
Tyler
$76,990
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$74,480
Laredo
$73,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$73,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$71,500
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$71,180
Waco
$69,250
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$68,610
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$68,450
Lubbock
$65,270
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$64,550
Wichita Falls
$64,210
Fort Worth-Arlington
$63,050
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$60,980
Amarillo
$60,830
College Station-Bryan
$60,770
Longview
$60,680
Midland
$59,210
Corpus Christi
$58,600
Odessa
$58,200
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$57,670
Abilene
$57,500
El Paso
$57,430
Sherman-Denison
$56,830




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