Experienced Physical Therapist Assistant Salary

The average Experienced Physical Therapist Assistant can expect to rake in roughly $26.93 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — roughly a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The vast majority of Experienced Physical Therapist Assistants (82 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale 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 (?
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$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).
)
$43,176 - $73,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,441
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HCR ManorCare, RehabCare, Life Care Centers of America, Kindred Healthcare, and Genesis Rehabilitation Services Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Experienced Physical Therapist Assistants. Although Life Care Centers of America boasts the highest average salary in town at $92K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $57K or as much as $105K.

70 percent less than the top paying company, Kindred Healthcare offers a median salary of just $54K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far.

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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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