Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants can expect wages of $21.83 per hour on average. Most Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and slightly more than half have dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,810 - $57,186
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$29K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,038
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$14.23 - $30.10
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,810 - $57,186  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,497  
Profit Sharing
$225.00  
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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$29,297 - $61,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 350
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.23 - $30.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.42  
Overtime
$14.57 - $44.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,497  
   
Profit Sharing
$225.00  
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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$29,297 - $61,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 816
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Physical Therapy Assistant Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 12%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 10%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 7%

Orthopedics
up arrow 6%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 3%

National Average
$45,000

physical therapy assistant
up arrow 6%

Pediatrics
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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