Salary for Physical Therapist Assistants

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Also known as:  Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, LPTA, Physical Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Technician, Physiotherapy Assistant

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Physical therapist assistants are formally trained and often state-licensed. These individuals serve supportive roles to physical therapists, and assist in the design and execution of individualized physical therapy programs. They may instruct and motivate patients during therapeutic activities, safeguard against injuries during therapy, measure patient mobility and strength, and fit patients for orthopedic braces, supportive devices, or prostheses.

A Physical Therapist Assistant can get an average wage on a scale from $33,840 to $82,470 based on experience. will normally get average salaries of fifty-nine thousand four hundred and fourty dollars per annum.

have the highest average potential salary in California, which has average job salaries of about $70,570. People holding these jobs receive the highest salary in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, where they can receive normal pay levels of $65,030.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 57.86 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Physical Therapist Assistants tend to make the most in the following industries:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$65,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$61,370
Health Care and Social Assistance
$59,470
Educational Services
$55,840
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$51,910
Public Administration
$51,570

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
$45,160
Public Administration
$51,570
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$51,910
Educational Services
$55,840
Health Care and Social Assistance
$59,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$61,370