$49,881
Avg. Salary
$26.69
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$600

Profit Sharing

$675

The average pay for a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) is $26.69 per hour.

The average pay for a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) is $49,881 per year.

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MEDIAN $49,881
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$0$72K
Salary $35,300 - $69,906
Bonus $101 - $4,894
Profit Sharing $675
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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$40,213 - $72,339
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 242
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $19.72 - $34.68
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $26.69 - $50.91
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $101 - $4,894
Profit Sharing $675
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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$40,213 - $72,339
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 988

Job Description for Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA)

A licensed physical therapist assistant (LPTA) works with people who have had a change in ability to perform the activities of daily living due to an accident or illness. An LPTA assists these people through methods such as massage, exercise, and water therapy. Their goal is to improve the patient's ability to perform activities of daily living on their own again. The LPTA takes notes as to the patient's progress and reports directly to the physical therapist.

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Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Tasks

  • Fit and train patients for orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices, such as crutches.
  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas, lift and transfer them according to positioning requirements, secure into or onto therapy equipment.
  • Monitor operation of equipment and record use of equipment.
  • Observe and document the progress of treatment.
  • Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures.

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Pay By Employer

$0$82K

$56,116

RehabCare
8 profiles
$60,131

$57,158

$62,685

$58,148

$55,799

HCR ManorCare
5 profiles
$56,259

Common Career Paths for Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA)


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Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA)

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA)

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 317 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 145 salaries. An experienced Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 196 salaries. A Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 138 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,742

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA)?

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) in Canton, Ohio:
"Up and down."
Pros: It’s where I live and my family is here
Cons: I travel way beyond Canton, Ohio

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) in Chattanooga:
"Pay scale."
Find what type of therapy you love geriatrics, orthopedic, acute care and stick with it. Gain as much knowledge and certifications as you can.

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) in Bolivia:
"Great profession."
Continue to broaden your knowledge.

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) in Pawtucket:
"MUST LIKE HELPING PEOLPE."
JUST BE YOURSELF AND PUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE TO GOOD USE .

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) in Huntsville:
"I Wish I Knew."
You are encouraged constantly to learn and grow as a therapist, but you "top out" at your salary after about 10 years. You are not recompensed for your loyalty to your profession.

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Key Stats for Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA)

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$55,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salaries


▲8%


▲5%

▲4%

National Average
$55,000

Acute Care
▼1%




▼4%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 33%