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Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) is $24.34 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Home Health/Home Care, Long Term Care, and Geriatrics.
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salary (?
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$33,563 - $65,448
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $46,320
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Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salary (?
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$17.94 - $33.43
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,563 - $65,448  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,966  
Profit Sharing
$147.20 - $3,354  
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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$36,659 - $69,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 546
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.94 - $33.43  
   
Overtime
$24.32 - $48.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$147.20 - $3,354  
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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$36,659 - $69,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,073
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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

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Indianapolis
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Huntsville
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Chicago
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Nashville
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Charlotte
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San Antonio
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New York
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Tulsa
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National Average
$50,000
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Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salaries

Rehabilitation
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Physical Therapy
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Wound Care
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Acute Care
up arrow 1%
National Average
$50,000
Orthopedics
up arrow 1%
Patient Education
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 31%