Physical Therapy Assistant Salary

A Physical Therapy Assistant earns an average wage of $24.99 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Geriatrics and Home Health/Home Care.

$30,363 - $63,431
$30K
$47K
$63K
MEDIAN: $46,558
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$16.67 - $33.94
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$34
MEDIAN: $25.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,363 - $63,431  
   
Bonus
$96.96 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$983  
Total Pay (?
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$33,412 - $69,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.67 - $33.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.33  
Overtime
$18.26 - $50.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$96.96 - $4,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$983  
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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$33,412 - $69,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,099

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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

Pay by Experience for a Physical Therapy Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Physical Therapy Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 809 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physical Therapy Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 263 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapy Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 286 salaries. A Physical Therapy Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 180 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,207

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Physical Therapy Assistant Reviews

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
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

▲20%

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$51,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

▲12%


Long Term Care
▲10%


▲4%

Outpatient
▲2%


Acute Care
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

▼8%

physical therapy assistant
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 32%
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