A Physical Therapist Assistant earns an average wage of $24.98 per hour. A skill in Home Health/Home Care is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$34,805 - $64,438
$35K
$48K
$64K
MEDIAN: $48,460
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$19.16 - $33.14
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MEDIAN: $24.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,805 - $64,438  
   
Bonus
$102.38 - $4,046  
Profit Sharing
$5.93 - $14,094  
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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$39,038 - $69,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 984
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.16 - $33.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.88  
Overtime
$26.25 - $47.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$102.38 - $4,046  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.93 - $14,094  
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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$39,038 - $69,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 4,611

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Job Description for Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical therapist assistants are responsible for facilitating physical therapy tasks on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of interacting with patients, asking their medical histories, and providing the best service possible. They have a professional attitude that can help increase patient satisfaction.

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Physical Therapist Assistant Tasks

  • 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.
  • Monitor operation of equipment and record use of equipment.
  • Observe and document the progress of treatment.
  • Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapist Assistant

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,550

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Physical Therapist Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Physical Therapist Assistant?

Physical Therapist Assistant in Marion:
"Enjoyable and satisfying."
Pros: Helping people to feel better and find solutions to aches and pains they experience on a daily basis.
Cons: Not having solutions to fix the problems people deal with.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Oconomowoc:
"Work Place."
Pros: Not stressful. People are nice. It's in a nice city. Get to wear scrubs. Flexible hours.
Cons: Bad Commute. No benefits. No reviews. Constant turnover with employees. No Physical Therapist on site to instruct or guide co workers. Paychecks are inaccurate.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Jacksonville:
"High Job Satisfaction."
Pros: Get to help others during the healing process. Interesting field. Constant learning.
Cons: Physical job.

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Key Stats for Physical Therapist Assistant

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 546 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries






Skilled Nursing Facility
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Physical Therapy
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Orthopedics
0%

Physical Therapist Assistant
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National Average
$52,000


manual therapy
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Documentation
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Outpatient
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 546 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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