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Social and Human Service Assistants in Texas

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Social and Human Service Assistants in Texas

Is Texas a good place for you to work as a Social and Human Service Assistant?

18.5% Jobs Projection
$35,360 Median Salary
2,920 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Social and Human Service Assistants in Texas is growing faster than average.

  • Social and Human Service Assistants in Texas earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Social and Human Service Assistants Work in Texas?

19,970 people worked as Social and Human Service Assistants in 2018 in this state.

There were 18,460 Social and Human Service Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,510 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Social and Human Service Assistants in TX Employment Trend

The typical state has 3,980 Social and Human Service Assistants working in it, which means Texas has more Social and Human Service Assistants than average.

Social and Human Service Assistants in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Social and Human Service Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 18.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 16.4%.

Job Projections for Social and Human Service Assistants: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 2,920 annual job openings, and a total of 23,790 jobs for Texas Social and Human Service Assistants in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 55,400 annual jobs and 453,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Social and Human Service Assistants Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Social and Human Service Assistants ranged from $22,030 to $50,240 with $35,360 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.59 to $24.15. The median hourly rate was $17.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $16.14 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.86.

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

Social and Human Service Assistants Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas Metros for Social and Human Service Assistants

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Social and Human Service Assistants.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,630 $37,560
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,290 $37,490
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,850 $37,840
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,150 $35,480
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 1,180 $31,870
Killeen-Temple, TX 470 $38,370
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 440 $32,620
Corpus Christi, TX 430 $36,720
El Paso, TX 380 $31,900
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 340 $32,280
Amarillo, TX 260 $33,130
Tyler, TX 250 $29,880
Lubbock, TX 220 $31,000
Odessa, TX 210 $30,760
Wichita Falls, TX 210 $26,900
Longview, TX 200 $33,080
Abilene, TX 190 $26,580
Midland, TX 180 $34,110
Waco, TX 170 $33,260
College Station-Bryan, TX 120 $30,200
San Angelo, TX 100 $34,410
Sherman-Denison, TX 70 $29,560

Top States for Social and Human Service Assistants Employment

The table below shows the states where most Social and Human Service Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 50,600 $39,980
New York 37,340 $35,020
New Jersey 27,220 $34,960
Texas 19,970 $35,360
Pennsylvania 18,480 $33,900
Massachusetts 15,230 $30,660
Ohio 15,210 $32,340
Minnesota 15,000 $34,870
Illinois 13,080 $29,950
Wisconsin 10,450 $34,780
Michigan 10,240 $29,010
Florida 10,110 $31,630
Connecticut 8,300 $38,180
Washington 8,090 $37,960
Maryland 8,080 $33,100
Georgia 8,070 $27,530
North Carolina 7,930 $29,220
Arizona 7,560 $31,130
Virginia 7,250 $30,900
Oregon 6,630 $37,340

Below are the states where Social and Human Service Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $43,250
California $39,980
Alaska $38,260
Connecticut $38,180
Washington $37,960
Oregon $37,340
Hawaii $35,680
Nevada $35,550
North Dakota $35,440
Texas $35,360

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