Average Physical Therapy Assistant Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Physical Therapy Assistant is $25.79.
MEDIAN $25.79
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Hourly Rate
$19 - $35
$198 - $3,333
Profit Sharing
$275 - $6,000
$0 - $600
Total Pay
$38,142 - $71,809

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Job Description for Physical Therapy Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Physical Therapy Assistant are from the companies Kindred Healthcare, Reliant Rehabilitation and Select Rehabilitation, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Select Rehabilitation, Inc. where the average pay is $30.24. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kindred Healthcare and RehabCare, earning around $29.81 and $29.59, respectively. ATI Physical Therapy pays the lowest at around $23.87. HCR ManorCare and Aegis Therapies, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $24.89 and $26.23, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Physical Therapy Assistant

Skills in Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Orthopedics and Home Health/Home Care are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapy Assistant

An entry-level Physical Therapy Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $21.73 based on 790 salaries. An early career Physical Therapy Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.85 based on 1,213 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapy Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.31 based on 598 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapy Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.30 based on 614 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
Employees with Physical Therapy Assistant in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 17.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (16.5% more) and Chicago, Illinois (16.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (4.1% less) and New York, New York (0.7% less).

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