Physical Therapist Assistant Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Physical Therapist Assistant is $24.19 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Home Health/Home Care, Wound Care, and Geriatrics. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Physical Therapist Assistant Total Pay (?
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$31,009 - $62,518
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MEDIAN: $44,687
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Physical Therapist Assistant Total Pay (?
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$17.42 - $32.69
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,009 - $62,518  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,502  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $6,128  
Commission
$1,944 - $5,829  
Total Pay (?
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$35,416 - $67,999  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,791
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.42 - $32.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.08  
Overtime
$21.28 - $47.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,502  
   
Commission
$1,944 - $5,829  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $6,128  
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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$35,416 - $67,999  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,791
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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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Pay Difference By Location
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$50,000
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Experience Affects Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries

Rehabilitation
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Orthopedics
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Patient Education
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Physical Therapy
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National Average
$50,000
Pediatrics
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Outpatient
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Gender
Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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