Physical therapist assistant salary

Physical therapist assistant’s salary  (also known as PTA salary) in the USA is ranging from $35,824 to $70,149  per annum. The starting salary for new physical therapist assistant is around $36,000 but this gradually increases as physical therapist assistant gains more experience. A physical therapist assistant practicing for 5 years receives around $62,861 pay per annum. Keep reading for more information about physical therapist assistant salary, how it varies from state to state and country to country, read also about physical therapist assistant job description and PTA educational requirements.

Physical therapist assistant description

Physical therapist assistant’s job description mainly focuses on helping patients who have problem with mobility, alleviation of pain and helping patients to cope up with lasting restricting medical conditions. Physical therapist assistant responsibilities include assessment of patient’s motor function, measuring coordination and balance, documenting patient’s muscle strength and performance, assessing patient’s scale of motion, constructing and implementing of treatment protocol, measuring the ability of the patient to move and function on his own and taking notes of the patient’s progress and reporting them to the physicians.

How much does a physical therapist assistant make a year ?

Average physical therapist assistant artist salary

The average salary for physical therapist assistant is around $50,632. Generally, a physical therapist assistant earns an hourly pay ranging from $17.79 to 33.87.

Physical therapist assistant salary in USA

10th percentile of physical therapist assistants receives salary of  $36,000 per year; the 25th percentile collects around $42,000; the median  of physical therapist assistants takes home around $51,000; the 75th percentile receives around $60,000 and the 90th percentiles makes around $70,000 per annum.

Physical therapist assistant’s salary by years of experience is as follows: a physical therapist assistant working for less than a year collects a yearly earning from $29,354 to $51,794. One practicing for 1 to 4 years receives a yearly earning from $29,290 to $53,578. One practicing for 5 to 9 years collects a national yearly earning from $32,973 to $62,861; a physical therapist assistant working for 10 to 19 years earns from $38,316 to $66,365 and one with 20 years or more of experience takes home an yearly earning from $35,159 to $65,000.

Physical therapist assistant’s hourly rate by years of experience is as follows: those with less than a year of practice take home an hourly pay ranging from $14.55 to $26.24; those with 1 to 4 years of experience collect an hourly pay from $16.84 to $30.14; those practicing for 5 to 9 years receive an hourly pay from $20.70 to $35.62 and those working for more than 20 years earn an hourly pay ranging from $23.05 to $35.83.

physical therapist assistant salary in Canada, UK and USA

physical therapist assistant salary

Physical therapist assistant salary by state

The top paying states for physical therapist assistants based on pay per year are as follows: New York, from $32,127 to $55,234; Pennsylvania, from $30,134 to $51,056; Illinois, from $39,888 to $59,002; Texas, from $29,191 to $64,418; Arizona, from $30,397 to $72,719; Florida to $35,586 to $64,418 and Pennsylvania to $284,964 to $683,512.

Physical therapist assistant’s hourly rate by state is as follows: those working in Florida collect an hourly pay from $19.58 to $36.23; those practicing in Pennsylvania take home an hourly pay from $17.68 to $29.15; those who are employed in Illinois receive an hourly pay from $17.95 to $35.19; those who work in Texas collect an hourly pay of $20.69 to $39.55;  those in Ohio take home an hourly pay from $18.32 to $30.39; those practicing in Michigan enjoy an hourly pay of $17.41 to $27.55; and those employed in California receive an hourly pay of $20.35 to $38.46.

Physical therapist assistant salary by city

 Physical therapist assistant’s salary by city is as follows: Houston,Texas, from $39,305 to $50,868; Chicago ,Illinois, from $44,250 to $53,926; Tampa, Florida, from $40,700 to $58,500 and NYC, New York, from $38,974 to $46,328.

Physical therapist assistant’s hourly rate by city is as follows: in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a physical therapist assistant collects an hourly pay from $17.97 to $26.08; one who practices in Houston, Texas takes home an hourly pay of $22.74 to 43.28; one who works in Seattle, Washington collects an hourly pay of $17.00 to $31.09; one who practices in Tampa, Florida receives an hourly pay of $7.46 to $32.21; one who is employed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin enjoys an hourly pay of $18.78 to 29.36; one who serves in St. Louis, Missouri receives an hourly pay from $16.49 to $34.25 and one who is practicing in Knoxville, Tennessee collects an hourly pay of $18.30 to $30.30.

Physical therapist assistant in Canada

A physical therapist assistant in Canada receives a yearly income ranging from C$24,105 to C$42,262.  The median of physical therapist assistants in Canada receives around C$31,163. The 10th percentile of physical therapist assistants in Australia collects around C$24,000 while the 75th percentile takes home around C$39,000.

Physical therapist assistant’s hourly rate in Canada ranges from C$11.81 to C$20.67 with yearly bonus of C$200.00.

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How to become a physical therapist assistant

Anybody who finished High School can become a physical aide. But physical therapist assistant must obtain an associate degree from a program accredited by American Physical Therapists Association.  This degree requires 2 years. After finishing the 2 year training, an aspiring physical therapist assistant must pass the National Physical Therapy Examinations (NPTE).

Conclusion about physical therapist assistant salary

The annual income for physical therapist assistant orking in the United States according to Payscale ranges from $35,824 – $70,149 with the median of physical therapist assistants receiving salary of $51,000. In Canada, physical therapist assistant collects an annual pay (physical therapist assistants salary) from C$24,105 – C$42,262 with the median collecting an annual salary of around C$31,163.

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