Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistant Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants is around $22.26 per hour. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately one-half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants. Female Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$28,970 - $59,776
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MEDIAN: $42,929
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$14.37 - $29.74
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MEDIAN: $22.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,970 - $59,776  
   
Bonus
$194.89 - $4,055  
Profit Sharing
$625  
Total Pay (?
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$29,499 - $61,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.37 - $29.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.84  
Overtime
$15.24 - $42.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$194.89 - $4,055  
   
Profit Sharing
$625  
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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$29,499 - $61,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 617

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Physical Therapy Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Physical Therapy Assistant in Kansas City:
"Be flexible."
Changes are common everyday with patients and schedules so be ready to be adaptable. Take on responsibility for other tasks. Talking and listening to your patient can be the most rewarding part of your day.

Key Stats for Physical Therapy Assistant

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

Geriatrics
▲14%

Rehabilitation
▲7%

Home Health/Home Care
▲5%

Orthopedics
▲3%

Physical Therapy
▲2%

National Average
$46,000

physical therapy assistant
▼9%

Pediatrics
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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