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—over 29 million strong with a 16% increase over the last decade.
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 outpace average national job growth. Between 2018 and 2028, jobs in healthcare administration in Texas are projected to increase by 21.9% – adding 3,550 jobs annually due to growth and natural turnover.
Salaries for healthcare administrators in Texas is also noteworthy. In 2020 the state’s 34,380 professionals in this field earned an average of $110,870.
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 estate here, 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 and Kileen-Temple regions are the leaders for offering the highest median salaries at $108,220 and 108,950, respectively.
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 $173,380 and $166,820, respectively. However the non-metro West Texas regions sweeps this category with its eyebrow-raising $203,070 salary figure.
The regions with the largest numbers of healthcare administrators are DFW and Houston. Sharing 18,780 jobs between them, they easily outpace all other regions in the state combined.
- 25th percentile: $77,100
- Median: $102,870
- 90th percentile: $180,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
- 25th percentile: $76,060
- Median: $108,220
- 90th percentile: $176,200
San Antonio-New Braunfels
- 25th percentile: $75,190
- Median: $98,610
- 90th percentile: $196,720
- 25th percentile: $77,460
- Median: $98,120
- 90th percentile: $173,380
A full breakdown of salaries for healthcare administrators throughout Texas can be found here:
2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics salary figures for Medical and Health Services Managers.
Job growth projections sourced from the Texas Labor Market Information and published in the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Long Term Occupational Projections (2018-2028) database – https://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm.
Salary figures and job market projections represent state data, not school-specific information.
Conditions in your area may vary. Data accessed August 2021.