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Entry-Level Physical Therapist Assistant Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Physical Therapist Assistant is $22.01 per hour. A skill in Geriatrics is associated with high pay for this job.
$30,262 - $54,423
(Median)
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54K
MEDIAN: $41,646
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$16.13 - $29.20
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,262 - $54,423  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,976  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $2,447  
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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$32,722 - $60,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 486
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.13 - $29.20  
   
Overtime
$18.57 - $43.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,976  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $2,447  
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).
)
$32,722 - $60,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,648
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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 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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries


Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 9%

Wound Care
up arrow 9%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 5%

Orthopedics
up arrow 2%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Outpatient
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 234 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 28%