Therapeutic Assistant Salary

A Therapeutic Assistant earns an average wage of $13.06 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$10.03 - $16.01

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Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $16.01  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
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$0.00 - $50.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$19,834 - $34,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Therapeutic Assistant

Therapeutic assistants help people with physical injuries or illnesses to regain their range of movement and/or reduce pain. Therapeutic assistants work under licensed physical therapists (PTs) and follow plans created by the PT, which can include exercise, strength training, stretching and physical manipulation. These assistants may also work with older individuals who have loss motor function and people who have been in accidents. Therapeutic assistants instruct, motivate and assist patients and are essential components of the physical therapy process. Specific duties of therapeutic assistant may include administrating traction to a patient's neck or back, performing postural drainage, teaching deep breathing exercises and maintaining the treatment area. Clerical duties such as taking inventory of supplies and answering the telephone may be required as well.

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Therapeutic Assistant Tasks

  • Collect data on progress and adjust therapy to improve results.
  • Adjust tasks and interactions to suit individual clients.
  • Ensure communication is consistent across the care team.
  • Work with clients to improve skills and mobility and increase engagement.
  • Encourage learning from family members and caretakers to improve outcomes.

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Experience Affects Therapeutic Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 55%
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