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Physician Assistants in Texas

Want to work in Texas as a Physician Assistant? Read this first!

45.4% Jobs Projection
$110,080 Median Salary
740 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Physician Assistants in Texas is growing faster than average.

  • Physician Assistants in Texas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Physician Assistants Work in Texas?

In 2018, there were 7,930 Physician Assistants working in the state.

There were 7,150 Physician Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 780 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Physician Assistants in TX Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,190 Physician Assistants working in it, which means Texas has more Physician Assistants than average.

Physician Assistants in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Physician Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 45.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 37.4%.

Job Projections for Physician Assistants: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 740 annual job openings, and a total of 9,740 jobs for Texas Physician Assistants in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 10,600 annual jobs and 145,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Physician Assistants Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Physician Assistants ranged from $59,780 to $150,630 with $110,080 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.74 to $72.42. The median hourly rate was $52.93.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $50.04 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.89.

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

Physician Assistants Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas Metros for Physician Assistants

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Physician Assistants.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,810 $108,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,980 $115,640
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 660 $103,920
Austin-Round Rock, TX 560 $108,830
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 300 $105,630
Killeen-Temple, TX 220 $110,130
Lubbock, TX 160 $101,800
El Paso, TX 130 $95,380
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 110 $116,920
Tyler, TX 80 $112,260
Waco, TX 50 $121,860
Abilene, TX 50 $108,140
Longview, TX 40 $110,830
Midland, TX 40 $137,720
Odessa, TX 40 $115,100
Victoria, TX 30 $82,500
Texarkana, TX-AR 30 $96,520
Amarillo, TX 30 $113,710
College Station-Bryan, TX 30 $101,330

Top States for Physician Assistants Employment

View the list below to see where most Physician Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 12,060 $117,060
California 10,520 $118,500
Texas 7,930 $110,080
Pennsylvania 6,650 $97,720
Florida 6,040 $104,420
North Carolina 5,010 $102,180
Michigan 4,490 $108,200
Ohio 4,430 $105,940
Massachusetts 3,720 $110,110
Georgia 3,470 $104,460
Colorado 3,190 $103,070
Maryland 3,040 $106,940
New Jersey 2,810 $120,700
Illinois 2,670 $105,660
Virginia 2,510 $99,980
Washington 2,470 $122,710
Connecticut 2,300 $126,320
Arizona 2,100 $105,120
Wisconsin 2,020 $111,890
Tennessee 2,010 $93,010

Below are the states where Physician Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $126,320
Washington $122,710
Alaska $120,990
New Jersey $120,700
Nevada $119,570
California $118,500
Wyoming $118,090
New York $117,060
Hawaii $116,230
District of Columbia $115,460

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