Experienced Physical Therapist Assistant Salary

The average Experienced Physical Therapist Assistant can expect to rake in roughly $26.93 per hour. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While approximately one-third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Experienced Physical Therapist Assistants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 82 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$38,853 - $70,563
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$71K
MEDIAN: $53,587
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$21.06 - $35.17
(Median)
$21
$27
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,853 - $70,563  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,749  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $9,933  
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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$43,176 - $73,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 256
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$21.06 - $35.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$22.80 - $50.16  
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
$0.00 - $1,749  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $9,933  
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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$43,176 - $73,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,441
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Popular Employer Salaries for Physical Therapist Assistant


Experienced Physical Therapist Assistants flock to HCR ManorCare, RehabCare, Life Care Centers of America, Kindred Healthcare, and Genesis Rehabilitation Services Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Employees of Life Care Centers of America can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $92K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $57K to $105K.

Kindred Healthcare employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $54K, 70 percent lower than the top payer.

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Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 9%


Long Term Care
up arrow 6%

Wound Care
up arrow 4%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Physical Therapy
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 3%

Orthopedics
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 289 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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