The average wage for a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) is $25.78 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Home Health/Home Care and Long Term Care.

$35,597 - $69,925
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$36K
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MEDIAN: $50,290
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$19.40 - $34.01
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,597 - $69,925  
   
Bonus
$153.83 - $4,932  
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$39,690 - $71,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.40 - $34.01  
   
Overtime
$26.50 - $49.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$153.83 - $4,932  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,690 - $71,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 680
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Job Description for Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA)

A licensed physical therapist assistant (LPTA) works with people who have had a change in ability to perform the activities of daily living due to an accident or illness. An LPTA assists these people through methods such as massage, exercise, and water therapy. Their goal is to improve the patient's ability to perform activities of daily living on their own again. The LPTA takes notes as to the patient's progress and reports directly to the physical therapist.

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Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Tasks

  • Observe and document the progress of treatment.
  • Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures.
  • Monitor operation of equipment and record use of equipment.
  • Fit and train patients for orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices, such as crutches.
  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas, lift and transfer them according to positioning requirements, secure into or onto therapy equipment.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,227

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Experience Affects Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salaries






Acute Care
0%

National Average
$53,000

Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Orthopedics
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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