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Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistant Salary (United States)

Median pay for Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants is around $20.92 per hour. Some workers in this field — nearly one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants. Women Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistant Salary (?
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$27,708 - $56,492
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MEDIAN: $40,549
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Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistant Salary (?
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$12.37 - $29.80
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,708 - $56,492  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,934  
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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$26,919 - $60,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $29.80  
   
Overtime
$10.80 - $45.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,934  
   
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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$26,919 - $60,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 681
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Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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Chicago
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New York
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Houston
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San Antonio
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National Average
$43,000
Indianapolis
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Tucson
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Phoenix
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Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants will find that Dallas offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+21 percent), New York (+20 percent), Houston (+9 percent), and San Antonio (+3 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Phoenix is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tucson and Indianapolis (2 percent lower).
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 18%
Geriatrics
up arrow 11%
Orthopedics
up arrow 10%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 8%
Physical Therapy
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Pediatrics
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National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 24%