Salary Data

Physical Therapy Assistant Salary

How much does a Physical Therapy Assistant make in the United States?
Get the insights on the salary, benefits, education, and job description.
Salary Data for Physical Therapy Assistant

$56,566 (USD)/yr

$27 (USD)/hr

$0 (USD)/yr

$55,891 (USD)/yr

$27 (USD)/hr

$0 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Performs physical therapy treatments on patients, working under direction of, and as assistant to, Physical Therapist. Assists patients with active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, and gives therapeutic massage, and heat, light, sound, water, and electrical modality treatments, such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, ultraviolet, infrared, and hot and cold packs. Applies traction to relieve neck and back pain, using intermittent and static traction equipment. Instructs, motivates, and assists patients to learn and improve functional activities, such as perambulation, transfer, ambulation, and daily-living activities. Observes patients during treatments, and compiles and evaluates data on patients' responses to treatments and progress and reports verbally or in writing to Physical Therapist.
The average physical therapy assistant salary in United States is $56,566 or an equivalent hourly rate of $27. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $0. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$41,318 (USD)

$69,285 (USD)


Are you paid fairly?

Calculate your market salary rate to find out
Calculate Salary

Do you work in HR or Compensation?

Try a Free Demo

Try our professional compensation software to generate detailed salary and cost of living reports.

Try a FREE Demo
Salary Potential

$65,575 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Physical Therapy Assistant will increase 16 % over 5 years.

Jobs That May Interest You
Physical Therapist Assistant
access_time Posted 3 days ago
account_balance Northern Edge Physical Therapy
location_on Wasilla
... Physical Therapy in Wasilla, AK. Check out our website ( to see how you can be ... Physical Therapist Assistant positions offers: Monday through Friday schedule Competitive pay ...
Physical Therapy Assistant
access_time Posted 4 days ago
account_balance Total Rehab Kids
location_on Harlingen
Total Rehab Kids is looking for an experienced pediatric Physical Therapist Assistant to join our rehabilitation team. The ideal candidate is passionate about their patients and committed to helping ...
Physical Therapy Assistant
access_time Posted 8 days ago
account_balance Placed, LLC.
location_on Stephenville
Licensed massage therapist or Physical Therapy Assistant experienced in bodywork * Experience in deep tissue/myofascial release preferred * Interested in Exercise Physiology and Ergonomics * Desire ...
Physical Therapist Assistant PTA
access_time Posted 4 days ago
account_balance Burger Rehabilitation Systems, Inc.
location_on Tulare
Burger Rehabilitation Systems, Inc. has provided therapy services since 1978. We are currently seeking a dynamic State Board Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant to join our team in Tulare ...
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
access_time Posted 2 days ago
account_balance Grandcare Health Services
location_on Torrance
What are we looking for in our Physical Therapist Assistant? * Someone with a passion for caring for patients * A person who has great communication skills with all types of patients and families * A ...

Are you an Employer?

Determine the Market Salary Range for Any Position
Try a Free Demo
About The Data
The above data is a sample of data available in ERI's Global Salary Calculator. The Global Salary Calculator provides compensation data for over 45,000 positions in 8,000+ cities in 69 countries. If you need to calculate competitive levels of salaries, incentives and total compensation by industry, organization size and salary planning date, please view a demonstration version of ERI's Salary Assessor, which is used by the majority of the Fortune 500 for salary survey data and compensation planning.

Get a FREE Salary Report

Add up your past jobs, education, and experience and find your market rate