Physical Therapy Assistant Salary (United States)

A Physical Therapy Assistant earns an average wage of $23.55 per hour. A skill in Home Health/Home Care is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Physical Therapy Assistant Total Pay (?
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$29,340 - $60,138
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MEDIAN: $43,639
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Physical Therapy Assistant Total Pay (?
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$15.05 - $31.76
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,340 - $60,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,982  
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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$30,589 - $65,064  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,752
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $31.76  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $45.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,982  
   
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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$30,589 - $65,064  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,752
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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 Difference By Location

Seattle
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Los Angeles
up arrow 26%
San Diego
up arrow 21%
Cincinnati
up arrow 18%
Houston
up arrow 16%
Knoxville
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Dallas
up arrow 8%
New York
up arrow 7%
Tucson
up arrow 7%
San Antonio
0%
National Average
$48,000
Minneapolis
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Phoenix
up arrow 9%
Indianapolis
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Jacksonville
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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

National Average
$48,000

Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

Rehabilitation
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Physical Therapy
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Pediatrics
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National Average
$48,000

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Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
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
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 28%
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