Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salary

Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistants can expect wages of $22.00 per hour on average. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistants is high. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. The majority of Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistants (65 percent) who took the survey are female. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$31,275 - $60,584

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$16.33 - $29.52

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,275 - $60,584  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,975  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $2,700  
Total Pay (?
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$33,834 - $61,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 232
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.33 - $29.52  
   
Overtime
$22.97 - $47.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,975  
   
Profit Sharing
$550 - $2,700  
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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$33,834 - $61,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 715
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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.

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

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 18%

Long Term Care
up arrow 12%

Elder Care
up arrow 12%

Geriatrics
up arrow 11%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Rehabilitation
0%

National Average
$46,000

Orthopedics
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
up arrow 6%

Pediatrics
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 30%
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