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

The average wage for a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) is $24.20 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Home Health/Home Care, Long Term Care, and Geriatrics. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Total Pay (?
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$32,286 - $64,451
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MEDIAN: $45,756
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Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Total Pay (?
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$17.94 - $33.13
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,286 - $64,451  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,010  
Profit Sharing
$148.65 - $3,091  
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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$36,569 - $69,484  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.94 - $33.13  
   
Overtime
$24.59 - $47.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$148.65 - $3,091  
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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$36,569 - $69,484  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,196
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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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$50,000
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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

Wound Care
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Physical Therapy
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Acute Care
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National Average
$50,000
Orthopedics
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Patient Education
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Pediatrics
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Gender
Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 30%
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