Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistants come in at around $23.31 per hour on average. There are more female Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistants who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. For the most part, Entry-Level Licensed Physical Therapist Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part have medical coverage and nearly one-half have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$33,419 - $69,699
$33K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,229
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$17.91 - $32.24
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$0$69K
Salary $33,419 - $69,699
Bonus $1,965
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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$36,857 - $69,707
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 51
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $17.91 - $32.24
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $28.91 - $44.85
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $1,965
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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$36,857 - $69,707
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 156

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Job Listings

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) in East Peoria:
"PTA To A PT Program."
As a PTA the degree you get does not transfer to a PT. You have to take majority of the classes over again. So I wish I would have known that, so I could have just done the PT degree.

Key Stats for Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA)

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
14%

Skills That Affect Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲11%

Geriatrics
▲4%

Elder Care
▲4%

Long Term Care
▲3%

Patient Education
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

Acute Care
▼1%

Physical Therapy
▼4%

Rehabilitation
▼4%

Orthopedics
▼5%

Pediatrics
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 36%