The average rate for an Entry-Level Physical Therapist Assistant is $23.34 per hour.

$32,536 - $59,051
$33K
$45K
$59K
MEDIAN: $45,124
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$18.00 - $29.99
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MEDIAN: $23.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,536 - $59,051  
   
Bonus
$98.72 - $3,888  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$36,807 - $62,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 653
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $29.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.88  
Overtime
$25.01 - $43.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$98.72 - $3,888  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$36,807 - $62,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,506

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National Average: $48,214

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Physical Therapist Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Physical Therapist Assistant in Glens Falls:
"How pay would not increase with inflation over the years."
Do your homework when looking at a job. What additional hours might you be asked to work? What opportunities for advancement do you have?

Physical Therapist Assistant in Chattanooga:
"Great job."
Keep plugging away and enjoy working with your patient and allowing them to increase strength and improving in strength and allow them to also be physically stronger in their day to day routine.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Los Angeles:
"Ask for help from the PT team. Don't lift a patient alone."
Ask for more pay. PT Assistants should start at $40. Per hour.

Physical Therapist Assistant in The Dalles:
"Be prepared."
This is a rewarding profession, however it requires a great deal of patience. You listen to people complain about their pain all day long, and you are expected to fix their pain. It is rewarding when you do, but frustrating when you don't.

Physical Therapist Assistant in San Antonio:
"To Balance My Personal And Work Life Better."
Have fun, surround yourself with as many different therapist as possible. Work in varied settings: out pt rehab, acute care, in pt rehab. If you start out in home health or a small one therapist clinic you will limit your peer support and learning.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Flint:
"Hospital Seems To Be The Lower Payer In Genesee County."
Start at a clinic that has wide range of patients to get a good grasp on the field. It might be at the middle of the road pay, but request a review in 90 days to negotiate raise. A lot of the time the boss just needs to know you are a good fit for the clinic before they are willing to pay you what you are worth.

Key Stats for Physical Therapist Assistant

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 241 votes.
068
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
10%
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Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
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Skilled Nursing Facility
up arrow 6%

Wound Care
up arrow 5%


Patient Education
up arrow 2%


Acute Care
0%

National Average
$48,000


Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Outpatient
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 241 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

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