A Physical Therapist Assistant earns an average wage of $24.88 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.

$34,837 - $63,971
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$64K
MEDIAN: $48,250
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$19.08 - $33.01
(Median)
$19
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,837 - $63,971  
   
Bonus
$102.04 - $4,052  
Profit Sharing
$4.00 - $17,000  
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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$38,878 - $68,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 970
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.08 - $33.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.88  
Overtime
$26.33 - $47.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$102.04 - $4,052  
   
Profit Sharing
$4.00 - $17,000  
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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$38,878 - $68,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,485
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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,300

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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 9%



Rehabilitation
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Physical Therapist Assistant
up arrow 1%

Physical Therapy
0%

Orthopedics
0%

National Average
$51,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

manual therapy
up arrow 3%

Outpatient
up arrow 9%

Documentation
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 522 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
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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