Health Administration Salaries in Texas

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.

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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.

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

  • 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

Austin-Round Rock

  • 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:

Area Name
Employment
Hourly median wage
Abilene
230
42.11
Amarillo
270
46.04
Austin-Round Rock
1960
42.26
Beaumont-Port Arthur
260
42.90
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area
370
38.51
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area
130
45.83
Brownsville-Harlingen
220
48.88
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area
310
36.89
College Station-Bryan
400
43.57
Corpus Christi
490
38.72
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
8780
45.30
El Paso
770
43.50
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area
500
39.38
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
7340
51.87
Killeen-Temple
690
48.44
Laredo
190
45.03
Longview
270
37.42
Lubbock
450
43.07
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
540
41.33
Midland
140
44.13
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area
660
44.06
Odessa
150
44.54
San Angelo
120
47.17
San Antonio-New Braunfels
2940
46.67
Sherman-Denison
220
42.05
Texarkana
190
36.57
Tyler
430
44.04
Victoria
160
46.59
Waco
240
38.26
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area
400
43.20
Wichita Falls
160
44.86

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 managershttps://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.

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