A Physical Therapy Assistant earns an average wage of $24.94 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Geriatrics, Home Health/Home Care, and Long Term Care.

$30,113 - $62,353
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MEDIAN: $45,976
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$16.27 - $33.68
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MEDIAN: $24.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,113 - $62,353  
   
Bonus
$75.00 - $4,000  
Profit Sharing
$625  
Total Pay (?
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$32,526 - $68,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.27 - $33.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.84  
Overtime
$17.96 - $53.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$75.00 - $4,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$625  
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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$32,526 - $68,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,077

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Job Description for Physical Therapy Assistant

Most of the time, a physical therapy assistant works under the guidance, supervision, and direction of a licensed physical therapist. They help with many things that a physical therapist typically attends to, but they often have less involvement in treatment planning. A physical therapy assistant helps fulfill the care plan, which is intended to help the patient recover from injuries, illnesses, and surgeries, as well as to regain movement and assist with pain management.

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Physical Therapy Assistant Tasks

  • Fit and train patients for orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices, such as crutches.
  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas, lift and transfer them according to positioning requirements, secure into or onto therapy equipment.
  • Monitor operation of equipment and record use of equipment.
  • Observe and document the progress of treatment.
  • Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures.

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Q: What is it like working as a Physical Therapy Assistant?

Physical Therapy Assistant in Lee's Summit:
Pros: Getting the opportunity to help people feel better so they may get the most out of their bodies, and ultimately their lives.
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Key Stats for Physical Therapy Assistant

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries



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National Average
$51,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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