Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) is $21.56 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Home Health/Home Care, Long Term Care, Geriatrics, and Elder Care.
Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salary (?
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$30,074 - $57,463
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,668
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Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salary (?
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$16.46 - $29.41
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,074 - $57,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,010  
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $1,450  
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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$33,454 - $61,471  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 317
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.46 - $29.41  
   
Overtime
$23.53 - $46.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$175.00 - $1,450  
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).
)
$33,454 - $61,471  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,010
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Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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New York
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Dallas
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National Average
$44,000
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Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) in Huntsville:
"I Wish I Knew."
You are encouraged constantly to learn and grow as a therapist, but you "top out" at your salary after about 10 years. You are not recompensed for your loyalty to your profession.
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) in East Peoria:
"PTA To A PT Program."
As a PTA the degree you get does not transfer to a PT. You have to take majority of the classes over again. So I wish I would have known that, so I could have just done the PT degree.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 19%
Long Term Care
up arrow 14%
Geriatrics
up arrow 13%
Elder Care
up arrow 12%
Physical Therapy
up arrow 3%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 1%
Orthopedics
0%
Patient Education
0%
National Average
$44,000
Acute Care
up arrow 4%
Pediatrics
up arrow 7%

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Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 28%
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