Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in the US

$54,712
per year
per hour
$26.30
per hour
per year

Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Average Salary & Hourly Pay

The average salary for a Physical Therapy Assistant is $54,712 per year ($26.30 per hour), which is $1,222 (+2%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Physical Therapy Assistant can expect an average starting salary of $37,288. The highest salaries can exceed $66,330.
$37,288
Low
$54,712
Average salary
$66,330
High
$17.92
Low
$26.30
Average salary
$31.80
High

Physical Therapy Assistant Salary Range

Low
$37,288
Average salary
$54,712
Experienced
$59,195
High
$66,330
Low
$17.92
Average salary
$26.30
Experienced
$28.45
High
$31.80
Among PT Assistants in the US, new grad PTAs tend to have the lowest wages, while positions like Pediatric PTA, Travel PTA and Physical Therapist Assistants employed by home health care services enjoy the highest wages.

Physical Therapy Assistant - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Physical Therapy Assistant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $45,000 per year. A mid career PTA with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $52,000, while an experienced Physical Therapy Assistant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $59,000. PT Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn $60,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Physical Therapy Assistant

Late Career▲ +10%
Experienced▲ +8%
Average Salary$54,712/year
Mid Career▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -18%

Gender Breakdown

Female
77%
Male
23%

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Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Physical Therapy Assistant jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Physical Therapy Assistant

How much does a Physical Therapy Assistant make in the US?
A Physical Therapy Assistant in the US earns an average of $54,712 gross per year, which is about $26.30 gross per hour. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Physical Therapy Assistant updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Physical Therapy Assistant in the US?
The starting salary of a Physical Therapy Assistant in the US is around $37,288 gross per year. New grad PTAs usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Physical Therapy Assistant in the US?
The highest salary of a Physical Therapy Assistant in the US can reach and exceed $66,330 gross per year. Pediatric PTA, Travel PTA and Physical Therapist Assistants employed by home health care services usually have the highest salaries.
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