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.

$31,356 - $63,693
$31K
$48K
$64K
MEDIAN: $48,200
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$17.44 - $34.01
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$34
MEDIAN: $25.22
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$0$70K
Salary $31,356 - $63,693
Bonus $96.35 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $1,017
Commission $3,000
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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$35,049 - $70,072
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 322
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $17.44 - $34.01
Hourly Tips $1.84
Overtime $17.19 - $54.00
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $96.35 - $4,932
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$35,049 - $70,072
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,083

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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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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: $51,594

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Physical Therapy Assistant Reviews

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

Physical Therapy Assistant in Danvers:
"Very busy."
Pros: Autonomy, helpful coworkers, clean facility.
Cons: High expectations for productivity, and the insurance games, both of which often decrease the amount of time a patient actually receives for one-on-one care.

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.
Cons:

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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 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

▲19%

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$52,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

▲11%


Long Term Care
▲9%


▲3%


Outpatient
▲1%

National Average
$52,000

Acute Care
▼1%

▼9%

physical therapy assistant
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 32%
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