An average Experienced Physical Therapist Assistant can expect to take home roughly $27.49 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Experienced Physical Therapist Assistants are female. Most Experienced Physical Therapist Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$41,327 - $73,038
(Median)
$41K
$53K
$73K
MEDIAN: $53,079
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$21.78 - $35.11
(Median)
$22
$27
$35
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$41,327 - $73,038  
   
Bonus
$154.00 - $4,069  
Profit Sharing
$983  
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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$44,968 - $73,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$21.78 - $35.11  
   
Overtime
$31.86 - $48.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$154.00 - $4,069  
   
Profit Sharing
$983  
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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$44,968 - $73,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,139
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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Experienced Physical Therapist Assistants include RehabCare, Life Care Centers of America, HCR ManorCare, Genesis Rehabilitation Services Inc., and Aegis Therapies, Inc. Although Life Care Centers of America heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $92K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $57K to $105K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Kindred Healthcare, Genesis Rehab Services, and RehabCare, where earnings of $69K, $63K, or $63K are standard for Experienced Physical Therapist Assistants.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $47K to just $66K — but HCR ManorCare offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $55K. Select Rehabilitation, Inc., Consonus Healthcare, and Aegis Therapies, Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($56K, $57K, and $57K respectively).

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Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries

Long Term Care
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Home Health/Home Care
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Geriatrics
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Wound Care
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Rehabilitation
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Acute Care
0%

National Average
$57,000

Physical Therapy
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Patient Education
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Orthopedics
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Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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