Median pay for Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistants lies in the neighborhood of $23.03 per hour. More than half of Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistants (69 percent) survey participants are women. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — around one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$34,571 - $69,667
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MEDIAN: $47,927
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$18.16 - $30.36
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MEDIAN: $23.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,571 - $69,667  
   
Bonus
$249.19 - $4,894  
Total Pay (?
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$37,528 - $66,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.16 - $30.36  
   
Overtime
$27.33 - $45.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$249.19 - $4,894  
   
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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$37,528 - $66,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 267

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Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) in Chattanooga:
"Pay scale."
Find what type of therapy you love geriatrics, orthopedic, acute care and stick with it. Gain as much knowledge and certifications as you can.

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.

Key Stats for Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA)

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
070
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
14%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 13%

Elder Care
up arrow 8%

Long Term Care
up arrow 7%

Geriatrics
up arrow 6%

Patient Education
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

National Average
$48,000

Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 1%

Orthopedics
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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