Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants take home an average $22.15 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately one-half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,127 - $58,418
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MEDIAN: $41,815
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$14.35 - $29.77
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,127 - $58,418  
   
Bonus
$150.00 - $4,500  
Total Pay (?
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$29,474 - $61,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.35 - $29.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.84  
Overtime
$19.17 - $43.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$150.00 - $4,500  
   
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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$29,474 - $61,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 635
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Physical Therapy Assistant Advice

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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.

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Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 15%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 8%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 7%

Orthopedics
up arrow 3%

Physical Therapy
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National Average
$46,000

physical therapy assistant
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Pediatrics
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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