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Physical Therapy Assistant Salary

A Physical Therapy Assistant earns an average wage of $24.43 per hour. A skill in Long Term Care is associated with high pay for this job.

$29,842 - $60,823
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,204
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$15.68 - $32.68
(Median)
$16
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,842 - $60,823  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,641  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $2,000  
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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$31,510 - $66,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 448
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.68 - $32.68  
   
Overtime
$1.95 - $48.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,641  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $2,000  
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).
)
$31,510 - $66,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,288

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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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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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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

Long Term Care
up arrow 11%


Acute Care
up arrow 9%


Orthopedics
up arrow 4%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 2%

Physical Therapy
0%

National Average
$50,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 30%