Physical Therapist Assistant Salary

A Physical Therapist Assistant earns an average wage of $25.02 per hour. A skill in Home Health/Home Care is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$35,552 - $64,787
$36K
$49K
$65K
MEDIAN: $48,935
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50%
90%

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$19.47 - $33.44
$19
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $25.29
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$0$69K
Salary $35,552 - $64,787
Bonus $101.88 - $4,089
Profit Sharing $6.00 - $12,000
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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$39,988 - $69,606
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 897
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $19.47 - $33.44
Hourly Tips $1.27
Overtime $25.76 - $47.73
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $101.88 - $4,089
Profit Sharing $6.00 - $12,000
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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$39,988 - $69,606
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,589

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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.

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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: $52,257

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 Marion:
"Enjoyable and satisfying."
Pros: Helping people to feel better and find solutions to aches and pains they experience on a daily basis.
Cons: Not having solutions to fix the problems people deal with.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Scottsdale:
Pros: I really enjoy the flexibility offered at my current building.
Cons: The patient load is very stressful and there is not a lot of support staff.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Mount Pleasant:
"Office conditions, stress level."
Pros: One patient an hour, good co-workers.
Cons: Having to keep up with paper work, productivity.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Washington:
Pros:
Cons: Paper work. Staying late to finish paperwork.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Phoenix:
"THE PTA LIFE."
Pros: Working with patients and developing friendships.
Cons: The limited patient population in specific outpatient Medicare only.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Temecula:
"PTA."
Pros: Improving one's health and overall function.
Cons: Charting and dealing with insurance.

Physical Therapist Assistant in Fort Wayne:
Pros: Affordable benefits. PTO. Decent wage.
Cons: Challenging caseload. Scheduling.

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Key Stats for Physical Therapist Assistant

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 634 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%
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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
▼4%

Documentation
▼9%

Outpatient
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 634 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 30%
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