Physical Therapist Assistant Salary

The average wage for a Physical Therapist Assistant is $24.51 per hour. A skill in Home Health/Home Care is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$33,317 - $63,326
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$63K
MEDIAN: $46,457
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$18.24 - $33.02
(Median)
$18
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,317 - $63,326  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,501  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,134  
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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$37,223 - $68,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 948
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.24 - $33.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.26  
Overtime
$22.48 - $47.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,501  
   
Commission
$1,944 - $5,829  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,134  
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).
)
$37,223 - $68,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,051
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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 at Kindred Healthcare?

Physical Therapist Assistant in Cleveland:
"Work hours given great flexibility, high stress level."
Pros: Excellent staff/co-workers in the therapy department and in most all other departments that team up to give quality patient care to each client we serviced.
Cons: The emphasis on 90% work productive, standard, made the job stressful.

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.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries





Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Skilled Nursing Facility
up arrow 3%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Orthopedics
0%

National Average
$51,000

Physical Therapy
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

manual therapy
up arrow 6%

Outpatient
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 652 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
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 30%
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