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Physical therapist assistant salary in United States

How much does a Physical Therapist Assistant make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $34.12
Low $22.74
High $51.19
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a physical therapist assistant is $34.12 per hour in the United States. 22.2k salaries reported, updated at September 23, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Physical Therapist Assistants in United States

  1. EmpowerMe Wellness
    40 reviews605 salaries reported
    $35.46per hour
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Highest paying cities for Physical Therapist Assistants near United States

  1. Dallas, TX
    $43.43 per hour
    110 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $37.68 per hour
    161 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $36.50 per hour
    132 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $35.45 per hour
    139 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $35.17 per hour
    70 salaries reported
  3. Albuquerque, NM
    $33.73 per hour
    53 salaries reported
  1. Miami, FL
    $33.15 per hour
    81 salaries reported
  2. Seattle, WA
    $32.21 per hour
    45 salaries reported
  3. Cincinnati, OH
    $29.11 per hour
    36 salaries reported
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Where can a Physical Therapist Assistant earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Physical Therapist Assistants

Most recommended certification

CPR Certification

(earn +14.61% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 18.34% since 2018. Physical Therapist Assistants with this certification earn +14.61% more than the average base salary, which is $34.12 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
201218775increase by 18775
201339800increase by 111.98%
201454658increase by 37.33%
201556633increase by 3.61%
201632691decrease by 42.28%
201718472decrease by 43.50%
201815739decrease by 14.80%
201912853decrease by 18.34%

Top companies hiring Physical Therapist Assistants with the recommended certification

Loudoun Sports Therapy Center
Town Center Orthopaedics
Loudoun Physical Therapy
Germanna Community College
Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers
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Top schools offering CPR Certification


3 reviews

Apollonia Professional Development

Top skills
Public Speaking
Top specialties
Home Health

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Physical Therapist Assistants

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Housing stipend
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 3,003 ratings

64% of Physical Therapist Assistants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Physical Therapy Aide

Job openings

Average $21.16 per hour

Rehabilitation Assistant

Job openings

Average $18.96 per hour

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job openings

Average $33.13 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Physical Therapist Assistant

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