Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salary

The average wage for a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) is $24.92 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Home Health/Home Care and Long Term Care.

$34,418 - $66,920

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$18.38 - $34.03

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,418 - $66,920  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,605  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $3,200  
Total Pay (?
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$37,519 - $71,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 449
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.38 - $34.03  
   
Overtime
$24.71 - $48.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,605  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $3,200  
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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$37,519 - $71,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,690
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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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Experience Affects Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salaries





Wound Care
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Rehabilitation
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Physical Therapy
0%

Patient Education
0%

National Average
$51,000

Orthopedics
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Acute Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 266 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 30%
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