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Physical Therapist Assistant Salary

The average wage for a Physical Therapist Assistant is $24.39 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Long Term Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Wound Care. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
$31,751 - $63,234
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$17.77 - $33.03
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,751 - $63,234  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $3,237  
Commission
$1,944 - $5,829  
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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$36,186 - $68,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 792
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.77 - $33.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.08  
Overtime
$21.89 - $47.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
   
Commission
$1,944 - $5,829  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $3,237  
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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$36,186 - $68,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,272
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Job Description for Physical Therapist Assistant

A physical therapy assistant works with a physical therapist to provide treatments and procedures for patients in need of physical therapy; those patients include people of all ages who have a wide variety of medical problems or conditions that limit their movement and ability to carry out common daily activities.

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Physical Therapist Assistant Tasks

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

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Physical Therapist Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Physical Therapist Assistant?
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.
What is it like working as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Genesis Rehab Services?
Physical Therapist Assistant in Cumberland:
"Stress Level."
Pros: Rehabilitate people to their prior level of function.
Cons: Stressful to meet the needs of patients and document and billing while treating the patient. No time for any extra personal needs such as filling out requests for time off. No HR personnel on sight, all communication is through email, so impersonal.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries

Long Term Care
up arrow 17%




Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Orthopedics
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Outpatient
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 589 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 30%