Average Physical Therapist Assistant Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Physical Therapist Assistant is $25.70.
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Hourly Rate
$20 - $34
$148 - $3,926
Profit Sharing
$142 - $9,787
Total Pay
$40,715 - $70,771

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Job Description for Physical Therapist Assistant

Job Satisfaction for Physical Therapist Assistant

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The top respondents for the job title Physical Therapist Assistant are from the companies Kindred Healthcare, Select Rehabilitation, Inc. and RehabCare. Reported salaries are highest at Kindred Healthcare where the average pay is $28.71. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Genesis HealthCare and RehabCare, earning around $28.42 and $28.13, respectively. ATI Physical Therapy pays the lowest at around $23.56. Aegis Therapies, Inc. and Select Rehabilitation, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $24.95 and $27.33, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Physical Therapist Assistant

Skills in Rehabilitation, Geriatrics and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Orthopedics and Physical Therapy.

Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapist Assistant

An entry-level Physical Therapist Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $22.68 based on 954 salaries. An early career Physical Therapist Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.32 based on 3,195 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapist Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.44 based on 1,592 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.30 based on 1,689 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Physical Therapist Assistant in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 19.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (17.2% more) and San Antonio, Texas (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (12.3% less) and St. Louis, Missouri (5.4% less).

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