The average wage for a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) is $26.00 per hour. A skill in Home Health/Home Care is associated with high pay for this job.

$36,937 - $71,699
$37K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,741
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$19.59 - $34.04
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$26
$34
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,937 - $71,699  
   
Bonus
$151.52 - $2,070  
Total Pay (?
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$40,256 - $71,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.59 - $34.04  
   
Overtime
$27.50 - $49.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$151.52 - $2,070  
   
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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$40,256 - $71,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 617

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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

  • 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.
  • Monitor operation of equipment and record use of equipment.
  • Observe and document the progress of treatment.
  • Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,751

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Key Stats for Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA)

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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