Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistant Salary

An average Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistant can expect to take home roughly $22.40 per hour. More than half of Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants (62 percent) survey participants are women. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and half receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,237 - $60,097
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MEDIAN: $43,690
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$14.41 - $29.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,237 - $60,097  
   
Bonus
$194.89 - $4,055  
Profit Sharing
$625  
Total Pay (?
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$29,749 - $61,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $29.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.84  
Overtime
$15.36 - $40.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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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$29,749 - $61,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 595

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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
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 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
▲13%

Rehabilitation
▲7%

Home Health/Home Care
▲6%

Physical Therapy
▲2%

Orthopedics
▲2%

National Average
$46,000

physical therapy assistant
▼10%

Pediatrics
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 29%