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Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants can expect to earn an average of $21.14 per hour. For the most part, Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly more than half get dental coverage, too. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,923 - $56,721
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,913
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$13.74 - $29.94
(Median)
$14
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,923 - $56,721  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,045  
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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$28,974 - $61,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 310
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $29.94  
   
Overtime
$10.72 - $45.55  
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 - $1,045  
   
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).
)
$28,974 - $61,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 697

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 16%

Geriatrics
up arrow 13%

Orthopedics
up arrow 9%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 7%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 4%

National Average
$44,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 25%