Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants can expect to earn an average of $22.47 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and nearly one-half receive dental plans. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Physical Therapy Assistants (60 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$29,906 - $59,785
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MEDIAN: $45,320
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$14.66 - $30.09
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$0$62K
Salary $29,906 - $59,785
Bonus $102.13 - $4,989
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$30,336 - $62,350
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 238
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $14.66 - $30.09
Hourly Tips $2.10
Overtime $16.22 - $46.68
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $102.13 - $4,989
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$30,336 - $62,350
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 613

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Physical Therapy Assistant Advice

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

Physical Therapy Assistant in Kansas City:
"Be flexible."
Changes are common everyday with patients and schedules so be ready to be adaptable. Take on responsibility for other tasks. Talking and listening to your patient can be the most rewarding part of your day.

Key Stats for Physical Therapy Assistant

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

Geriatrics
▲11%

Rehabilitation
▲6%

Home Health/Home Care
▲5%

Physical Therapy
▲1%

Orthopedics
▲1%

National Average
$47,000

physical therapy assistant
▼11%

Pediatrics
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 30%
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