Physical Therapist Assistant Salary

The average wage for a Physical Therapist Assistant is $24.63 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Home Health/Home Care and Long Term Care. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$33,863 - $64,467
(Median)
$34K
$47K
$64K
MEDIAN: $47,177
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$18.49 - $33.20
(Median)
$18
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,863 - $64,467  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,951  
Profit Sharing
$293.12 - $3,261  
Commission
$3,150  
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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$37,780 - $69,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.49 - $33.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$24.19 - $47.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,951  
   
Commission
$3,150  
Profit Sharing
$293.12 - $3,261  
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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$37,780 - $69,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,157
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapist Assistant

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,831

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Physical Therapist Assistant Reviews

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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Experience Affects Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries





Skilled Nursing Facility
up arrow 4%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 2%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Orthopedics
0%

National Average
$51,000

Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

manual therapy
up arrow 4%

Outpatient
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 786 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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