The healthcare industry in Texas is just as massive as you would expect. After all, it must be able to support the state’s population—about 28 million strong, with an increase of nearly 400,000 people between 2017 and 2018 alone.
Not surprisingly, healthcare administrators are in demand here, overseeing everything from the state’s rural hospitals to its mammoth hospital systems located in places like DFW and San Antonio. In fact, growth in this profession is expected to far surpass the national average. Between 2016 and 2026, jobs in healthcare administration in Texas are projected to increase by 29.6% – much higher than the national average growth rate of 20.5% for this profession.
Salaries for healthcare administrators also surpass the national average. The median salary for these professionals is $105,450 in Texas, which is about $5,000 more than the national average.
Factors Influencing Growth in Healthcare Administration in Texas
It’s not just the number of hospital systems that support growth in healthcare administration in Texas, it’s the sheer size of these hospital systems. According to D CEO Healthcare Magazine, Four of the 25 largest hospital systems in the nationare headquartered in North Texas alone, accounting for more than $100 billon in patient charges.
And then there’s the Texas Medical Center (TMC) – the largest medical complex in the world and home to the world’s largest children’s hospital and the world’s largest cancer hospital. This hospital system sees 7.2 million patients each year and includes 54 institutions and more than 106,000 employees.
And growth in Texas’ healthcare industry is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, according to the Dallas Morning News, statistics from 2017 show a value of $15.8 billion in medical real estatehere, with hospitals and medical facilities expanding to meet a growing population. Just a few of the state’s most recent projects include Fort Worth’s Cook Children’s Medical Center, Texas Health Hospital Frisco (2019 opening expected), and Plano’s Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital.
A Closer Look at Healthcare Administrator Salaries in Texas, by Location
The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land region, the second-largest metro area in Texas in terms of its number of healthcare administrators (7,340) is also a leader when it comes the median salary for these professionals – $107,880, or about $8,000 higher than the national average.
The top 10% of healthcare administrators in Texas enjoy salaries well into the six digits, with metro regions like Austin-Round Rock and Brownsville-Harlingen revealing salaries of revealing salaries of $172,370 and $175,310, respectively.
- 25th percentile: $68,480
- Median: $94,220
- 75th percentile: $121,320
- 90th percentile: $160,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
- 25th percentile: $82,530
- Median: $107,880
- 75th percentile: $133,740
- 90th percentile: $191,650
San Antonio-New Braunfels
- 25th percentile: $73,670
- Median: $97,070
- 75th percentile: $120,640
- 90th percentile: $166,030
- 25th percentile: $67,130
- Median: $87,890
- 75th percentile: $120,640
- 90th percentile: $172,370
A full breakdown of salaries for healthcare administrators throughout Texas can be found here:
Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2018. Figures represent accumulated data for all areas of employment for medical and health services managers– https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_tx.htm#11-0000.
BLS salarydata represents state and MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) average and median earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
Job growth projections sourced from the Texas Labor Market Information and published in the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Long Term Occupational Projections (2016-2026) database – https://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm.
All salary and job growth data accessed in July 2019.