Health Administration Salaries in Texas

As of 2014, entry-level health administration salaries in Texas ranged between $52,229 and $68,619, while the average salary was found to be $97,947 according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Salaries for the most experienced healthcare administrators ranged between $114,941 and $149,531 that year.

Job Outlook and Areas of Employment Growth for Healthcare Administrators in Texas

The healthcare administration profession is experiencing tremendous growth in Texas, according to long-term occupational growth projections published by the Texas Workforce Commission. In fact, between 2012 and 2022, it is expected that nearly 6,000 health administration jobs will be added statewide. This equates to a 30.2% growth rate over that 10-year period. It’s also worth mentioning that an additional 4,650 health administration jobs will become available due to replacement factors, mainly retirement.

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One research report, Growth Abounds, published by the Texas Workforce Commission indicated that the healthcare setting experiencing the greatest need for healthcare administrators in Texas is ambulatory care. In the three-year period between 2012 and 2015, Tarrant County alone saw ambulatory care services increase by 16.4%, while North Central Texas saw an increase of 13.7%, and Dallas County saw an increase of 13.1%. During this same period, the Dallas County’s nursing/residential care facilities saw the number of people receiving care increase by 17.7%. Growth in specific segments of the healthcare system are strong indicators of a growing need for healthcare administration professionals to manage everything from staffing issues to operating costs.

Healthcare Administration Salaries in Texas According to Location

Geographic location is one factor that tends to affect salary expectations. This can be seen from the range of salaries shown here by city (Texas Workforce Commission, 2014):

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown

  • Entry-Level: $63,378
  • Average: $108,909
  • Experienced: $131,664

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

  • Entry-Level: $60,819
  • Average: $104,582
  • Experienced: $126,464

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos

  • Entry-Level: $58,323
  • Average: $88,858
  • Experienced: $104,125

El Paso

  • Entry-Level: $54,080
  • Average: $89,253
  • Experienced: $106,850

Corpus Christi

  • Entry-Level: $53,997
  • Average: $91,229
  • Experienced: $109,845

Laredo

  • Entry-Level: $61,422
  • Average: $91,208
  • Experienced: $106,122

Lubbock

  • Entry-Level: $54,184
  • Average: $88,088
  • Experienced: $105,040

Amarillo

  • Entry-Level: $56,680
  • Average: $84,906
  • Experienced: $99,029

An analysis of health administration salaries throughout Texas as published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 is shown below for comparative purposes:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Abilene TX
140
88300
Amarillo TX
200
84910
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos TX
1480
88870
Beaumont-Port Arthur TX
320
75530
Brownsville-Harlingen TX
220
82820
College Station-Bryan TX
140
128210
Corpus Christi TX
240
91220
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX
5150
104590
Dallas-Plano-Irving TX Metropolitan Division
3430
104440
El Paso TX
450
89260
Fort Worth-Arlington TX Metropolitan Division
1720
104880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown TX
4710
108900
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood TX
340
95750
Laredo TX
210
91220
Longview TX
250
84650
Lubbock TX
250
88090
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission TX
440
79000
Midland TX
60
94600
Odessa TX
100
87910
San Angelo TX
80
86710
San Antonio-New Braunfels TX
2020
97460
Sherman-Denison TX
100
83040
Texarkana-Texarkana TX-AR
100
88550
Tyler TX
380
87410
Victoria TX
140
83790
Waco TX
150
90140
Wichita Falls TX
90
80800
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
420
77540
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
130
78940
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
440
82210
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
340
84510
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
110
79300
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
220
85740

*Salaries are at or above $90 per hour and $187,199 per year. The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics does not report salaries beyond these values.

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