Entry-Level Physical Therapist Assistant Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Entry-Level Physical Therapist Assistant is $21.80 per hour. A skill in Geriatrics is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Physical Therapist Assistant Salary (?
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$30,269 - $53,905
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MEDIAN: $41,407
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Entry-Level Physical Therapist Assistant Salary (?
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$15.76 - $29.23
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,269 - $53,905  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,971  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $3,200  
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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$32,253 - $60,405  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 462
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.76 - $29.23  
   
Overtime
$18.57 - $44.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,971  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $3,200  
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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$32,253 - $60,405  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,604
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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Dallas
up arrow 15%
Houston
up arrow 14%
Cincinnati
up arrow 14%
St. Louis
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Tampa
up arrow 11%
Seattle
up arrow 9%
Miami
up arrow 9%
Chicago
up arrow 7%
San Diego
up arrow 6%
Indianapolis
0%
National Average
$45,000
New York
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Denver
up arrow 7%
Tucson
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Pittsburgh
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Physical Therapist Assistant Advice

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

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 9%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 5%
Wound Care
up arrow 4%
Acute Care
up arrow 3%
Patient Education
up arrow 3%
Pediatrics
up arrow 3%
Orthopedics
up arrow 2%
Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%
National Average
$45,000
Outpatient
up arrow 7%

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Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 27%
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