Physician Assistant Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for physician assistants in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physician assistants amongst 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 Physician Assistants in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,010
25th Percentile Wage
$81,020
50th Percentile Wage
$104,080
75th Percentile Wage
$121,670
90th Percentile Wage
$133,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $133,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $104,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,010.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$104,080
1.00% 8.53%
2016
$103,040
1.97% -
2015
$101,010
-2.58% -
2014
$103,620
5.02% -
2013
$98,420
3.27% -
2012
$95,200
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physician Assistants in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of Texas ranges from $39,900 to $116,800. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Texas is Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $116,800. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Brownsville-Harlingen (mean annual salary $114,850). The lowest paying area is Waco with a median annual salary of $39,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$116,800
Brownsville-Harlingen
$114,850
Wichita Falls
$113,420
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$112,140
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$109,160
Tyler
$108,030
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$106,400
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$105,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$105,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$104,920
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$104,820
Midland
$104,140
Fort Worth-Arlington
$103,490
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$102,770
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$102,630
Odessa
$102,470
College Station-Bryan
$102,290
El Paso
$100,420
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$100,370
Lubbock
$99,200
Amarillo
$98,920
Victoria
$98,620
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$96,730
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$96,540
Longview
$95,090
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$92,800
Corpus Christi
$91,660
Texarkana-Texarkana
$91,130
Sherman-Denison
$59,310
Waco
$39,900




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