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

26.5% Jobs Projection
$25,240 Median Salary
920 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Physical Therapist Aides in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Physical Therapist Aides in Texas is growing faster than average.

  • Physical Therapist Aides in Texas earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Physical Therapist Aides Work in Texas?

In 2018, there were 4,880 Physical Therapist Aides working in the state.

There were 5,660 Physical Therapist Aides employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 780 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 520 Physical Therapist Aides working in it, which means Texas has more Physical Therapist Aides than average.


Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Physical Therapist Aides in this state are growing at a rate of 26.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 29.2%.


Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 920 annual job openings, and a total of 7,310 jobs for Texas Physical Therapist Aides in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 8,500 annual jobs and 67,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Physical Therapist Aides Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Physical Therapist Aides ranged from $19,530 to $36,970 with $25,240 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.39 to $17.77. The median hourly rate was $12.14.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $12.36 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.22.

The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Texas Metros for Physical Therapist Aides

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Physical Therapist Aides.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,800 $24,900
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 730 $27,510
Austin-Round Rock, TX 460 $25,710
El Paso, TX 170 $24,130
Lubbock, TX 110 $21,400
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 110 $25,490
Corpus Christi, TX 80 $26,830
Amarillo, TX 70 $25,630
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 60 $23,290
Odessa, TX 50 $23,740
Waco, TX 30 $26,180

Top States for Physical Therapist Aides Employment

The table below shows the states where most Physical Therapist Aides work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 6,420 $28,030
Texas 4,880 $25,240
New Jersey 3,190 $25,950
New York 3,090 $28,080
Florida 2,320 $26,780
Pennsylvania 2,240 $26,160
Michigan 1,980 $25,470
Virginia 1,580 $26,030
Louisiana 1,460 $22,170
Tennessee 1,280 $23,220
Maryland 1,280 $24,010
Illinois 1,210 $28,150
Alabama 1,050 $23,180
Kentucky 980 $24,760
Arizona 940 $27,000
Georgia 890 $24,200
Utah 870 $21,650
Washington 860 $28,330
Massachusetts 800 $32,260
Ohio 700 $26,830

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

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $37,590
Minnesota $36,160
Vermont $35,100
North Dakota $32,880
Massachusetts $32,260
New Hampshire $31,650
Colorado $30,420
Wisconsin $30,270
Maine $30,020
Connecticut $29,910

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