The highest average salaries go to Physical Therapy Assistants, who bring in close to $21.38 per hour, though Physical Therapist Assistants are not far behind at approximately $21.05 along with Medical Billers (about $13.50) and Medical Office Front Desk Specialists (around $12.36).
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $17.38 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $12.85 per hour.
Residents of Harrisburg, Pa. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $19.95 per hour; other top-paying cities include Dayton, Ohio ($19.50) and York, Pa. ($16.88). By state, Ohio offers the highest pay at $20.12 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Physical Therapist Assistants, who make around $21.47 per hour. Drayer Physical Therapy Institute compensates Associate of Applied Science (AAS)-holders the most at about $21.50 per hour.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Orthopedics; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $21.64 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Drayer Physical Therapy Institute is Physical Therapy; close to one-half of employees use it for work. Other skills in demand are Rehabilitation, Customer Service, and Insurance.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a majority of survey participants participate. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of survey participants, and a large number of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Employees can also look forward to life insurance and tuition reimbursement.