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Physical Therapist Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$55,000
$43,000
$55,000
$71,000
Physical therapist assistants in the United States make an average salary of $55,791 per year or $26.82 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $43,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $71,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Nevada, California, New Jersey, Alaska, and Illinois provide the highest physical therapist assistant salaries.
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Map of Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Physical Therapist Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Physical Therapist Assistant Salary By Location

While a physical therapist assistant can average a salary of $55,791 per year, or $26.82 per hour, there are many opportunities for physical therapist assistants to make more. For example, in San Jose, CA you might make $73,129 per year. Other high-paying locations include Park Ridge, IL, Danbury, CT and Baltimore, MD. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Jose, CA where the average starting salary is $42,000. The highest paying states for physical therapist assistants include Nevada, California and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Alabama, North Carolina, and Wyoming offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA
$73,129
$73k
Park Ridge, IL
Park Ridge, IL
$64,595
$65k
Danbury, CT
Danbury, CT
$63,052
$63k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$62,919
$63k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$62,568
$63k
Ottumwa, IA
Ottumwa, IA
$62,533
$63k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$61,883
$62k
Shreveport, LA
Shreveport, LA
$60,945
$61k
Billings, MT
Billings, MT
$59,331
$59k
Pueblo, CO
Pueblo, CO
$58,537
$59k

High Paying Physical Therapist Assistant Jobs

Average Physical Therapist Assistant Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a physical therapist assistant, working for PruittHealth or National Healthcare might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Health Management Systems and Covenant Care report highly competitive salaries for physical therapist assistants.

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Physical Therapist Assistant Salary History

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    Recently Added Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Physical Therapist Asst (LIC)
    Physical Therapist Asst (LIC)
    Lexington, NC
    Lexington, NC
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $57,267
    $57,267
    10/16/2020
    University of Texas Medical Branch
    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Physical Therapist Assistant-Inpatient (This Position IS Working S Per Week-No Benefits)
    Physical Therapist Assistant-Inpatient (This Position IS Working S Per Week-No Benefits)
    Physical Therapist Assistant-Inpatient (This Position IS Working S Per Week-No Benefits)
    Galveston, TX
    Galveston, TX
    10/14/2020
    10/14/2020
    $49,775
    $49,775
    10/14/2020
    Physical Therapist Assistant
    Physical Therapist Assistant
    Jersey City, NJ
    Jersey City, NJ
    10/07/2020
    10/07/2020
    $56,349
    $56,349
    10/07/2020
    Kern Comunity College District
    Kern Comunity College District
    Physical Therapist Assistant Program
    Physical Therapist Assistant Program
    Physical Therapist Assistant Program
    Bakersfield, CA
    Bakersfield, CA
    09/24/2020
    09/24/2020
    $77,228
    $77,228
    09/24/2020
    Physical Therapist Assistant (License)
    Physical Therapist Assistant (License)
    Manassas, VA
    Manassas, VA
    09/18/2020
    09/18/2020
    $66,304
    $66,304
    09/18/2020
    Physical Therapist Asst (Licenses)
    Physical Therapist Asst (Licenses)
    Bolivia, NC
    Bolivia, NC
    09/03/2020
    09/03/2020
    $66,784
    $66,784
    09/03/2020
    Physical Therapist Assistant (License)
    Physical Therapist Assistant (License)
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Winston-Salem, NC
    08/21/2020
    08/21/2020
    $57,267
    $57,267
    08/21/2020
    River's Edge Hospital and Clinic
    River's Edge Hospital and Clinic
    Physical Therapist Assistant
    Physical Therapist Assistant
    Physical Therapist Assistant
    Saint Peter, MN
    Saint Peter, MN
    08/19/2020
    08/19/2020
    $41,177
    $41,177
    08/19/2020
    Worcester State University
    Worcester State University
    Astronomy Assistant/Earth Environment & Physics (Work Study) 1 Vacancy-Worcester State University
    Astronomy Assistant/Earth Environment & Physics (Work Study) 1 Vacancy-Worcester State University
    Astronomy Assistant/Earth Environment & Physics (Work Study) 1 Vacancy-Worcester State University
    Worcester, MA
    Worcester, MA
    08/13/2020
    08/13/2020
    $26,609
    $26,609
    08/13/2020
    Physical Therapist Asst
    Physical Therapist Asst
    Topeka, KS
    Topeka, KS
    07/29/2020
    07/29/2020
    $73,045
    $73,045
    07/29/2020