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

The average rate for an Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) is $21.49 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Home Health/Home Care, Elder Care, Long Term Care, and Geriatrics.
Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Total Pay (?
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$29,813 - $57,531
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MEDIAN: $41,504
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Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Total Pay (?
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$16.34 - $29.22
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,813 - $57,531  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,026  
Profit Sharing
$147.95 - $3,377  
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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$33,041 - $61,325  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,464
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.34 - $29.22  
   
Overtime
$23.51 - $45.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,026  
   
Profit Sharing
$147.95 - $3,377  
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).
)
$33,041 - $61,325  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,464
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New York
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Dallas
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Salt Lake City
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$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 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 18%
Long Term Care
up arrow 15%
Elder Care
up arrow 15%
Geriatrics
up arrow 14%
Physical Therapy
up arrow 2%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 1%
Patient Education
up arrow 1%
National Average
$44,000
Orthopedics
up arrow 1%
Acute Care
up arrow 3%
Pediatrics
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 102 votes.
Gender
Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 27%
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