$48,896
Avg. Salary
$25.30
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,028

Bonus

$1,400

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Physical Therapist Assistant is $25.30 per hour.

The average pay for a Physical Therapist Assistant is $48,896 per year.

$19.40
10%
$25.30
50%
$33.61
90%
MEDIAN $25.30
$36k
10%
$49k
50%
$65k
90%
MEDIAN $48,896
$35,627 - $64,759
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MEDIAN: $48,896
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$19.40 - $33.61
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$0$69K
Salary $35,627 - $64,759
Bonus $104 - $4,032
Profit Sharing $194 - $12,365
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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$39,736 - $69,933
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,551
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $19.40 - $33.61
Hourly Tips $1.27
Overtime $26.23 - $48.44
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $104 - $4,032
Profit Sharing $194 - $12,365
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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$39,736 - $69,933
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7,972

Job Description for Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical therapist assistants are responsible for facilitating physical therapy tasks on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of interacting with patients, asking their medical histories, and providing the best service possible. They have a professional attitude that can help increase patient satisfaction.

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Physical Therapist Assistant 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.

Physical Therapist Assistant Pay By Employer

$0$73K

RehabCare
69 profiles
$58,604

$59,585

$50,934

$55,209

HCR ManorCare
47 profiles
$53,325

$57,489

$50,461

$55,998

$62,682

$55,230

Common Career Paths for Physical Therapist Assistant


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Popular Skills for Physical Therapist Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapist Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Physical Therapist Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Physical Therapist Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 3,077 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physical Therapist Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 1,092 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 1,291 salaries. A Physical Therapist Assistant 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 657 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,228

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

Physical Therapist Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Physical Therapist Assistant?

Physical Therapist Assistant in Cumberland:
"Stress Level."
Pros: Rehabilitate people to their prior level of function.
Cons: Stressful to meet the needs of patients and document and billing while treating the patient. No time for any extra personal needs such as filling out requests for time off. No HR personnel on sight, all communication is through email, so impersonal.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Biloxi:
Pros: The ability to flex weekend days for days through the week for appointments.
Cons: I have not had a job performance review for the 3 yrs I've been employed with this company, nor have I gotten a raise.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Saginaw:
"Conpassion."
To "Love " being a Physical Therapist Assistant because it's show that you care and you will do the work professionally, and to always have an open ear to hear and eyes to see at all time for the need of the patient you care for.

Physical Therapist Assistant in San Antonio:
"To Balance My Personal And Work Life Better."
Have fun, surround yourself with as many different therapist as possible. Work in varied settings: out pt rehab, acute care, in pt rehab. If you start out in home health or a small one therapist clinic you will limit your peer support and learning.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Stuart:
"That it would be so unstable."
Keep confident of the things you learn and rememeberwhy you got interested in therapy , to make a difference and help people.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Flint:
"Hospital Seems To Be The Lower Payer In Genesee County."
Start at a clinic that has wide range of patients to get a good grasp on the field. It might be at the middle of the road pay, but request a review in 90 days to negotiate raise. A lot of the time the boss just needs to know you are a good fit for the clinic before they are willing to pay you what you are worth.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Detroit:
"No Appreciation, Work Harder, More Productivity, Stress."
Pros: The hours and not working the weekends.
Cons: If the company gave fair pay raises that they aren't embarrassed to give they would be proud to tell everyone what they were, ie: employees received pay increases of 1-1.3%. Instead they are hush, hush. "Don't talk about your salary, it's against company policy." Of course it is. You don't want us to know that the person sitting next to us doing the same work is getting more money.

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Key Stats for Physical Therapist Assistant

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1169 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries

▲16%

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$52,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries



▲6%

▲6%


Skilled Nursing Facility
▲2%


▲1%

Physical Therapist Assistant
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

Physical Therapy
▼1%

Orthopedics
▼1%

▼3%

manual therapy
▼3%

Documentation
▼9%

Outpatient
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1169 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 30%