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Physical Therapy Assistant Salary (United States)

A Physical Therapy Assistant earns an average wage of $24.18 per hour. A skill in Home Health/Home Care is associated with high pay for this job.
Physical Therapy Assistant Salary (?
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$29,597 - $60,435
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $44,496
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Physical Therapy Assistant Salary (?
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$15.39 - $32.37
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,597 - $60,435  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,966  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $1,650  
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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$31,014 - $66,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 476
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.39 - $32.37  
   
Overtime
$2.14 - $46.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $1,650  
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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$31,014 - $66,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,261
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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
  • Observe and document the progress of treatment.
  • Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures.
  • Monitor operation of equipment and record use of equipment.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapy Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
up arrow 21%
Cincinnati
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Houston
up arrow 11%
Dallas
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Las Vegas
up arrow 6%
New York
up arrow 5%
San Antonio
0%
National Average
$49,000
Chicago
up arrow 1%
Tucson
up arrow 6%
Minneapolis
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Tulsa
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Indianapolis
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Phoenix
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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

Rehabilitation
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Physical Therapy
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National Average
$49,000
Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 29%