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2021 Physical Therapist Assistants Salary Guide

Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with state laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.

Physical Therapist Assistants Salary 2021

Salary

$59.8K

Growth

35%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Physical Therapist Assistants Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $33,840 $48,260 $59,770 $70,800 $82,470
Hourly Wage $16.27 $23.20 $28.74 $34.04 $39.65

How Much Do Physical Therapist Assistants Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$33,840
$48,260
$59,770
$70,800
$82,470
Hourly Wage
$16.27
$23.20
$28.74
$34.04
$39.65

What Do Physical Therapist Assistants Do?

Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with state laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.

Also known as:

Certified Physical Therapist Assistant (CPTA), Home Care Physical Therapy Assistant, Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA), Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant, Per Diem Physical Therapist Assistant (Per Diem PTA), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

  • Engage patients in exercises or activities.
  • Document client health or progress.
  • Encourage patients during therapeutic activities.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Prepare medical reports or documents.
  • Communicate patient status to other health practitioners.
  • Engage patients in exercises or activities.
  • Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses.
  • Hold patients to ensure proper positioning or safety.
  • Confer with other professionals to plan patient care.
  • Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids.
  • Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables.
  • Move patients to or from treatment areas.
  • Clean patient rooms or patient treatment rooms.
  • Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients.
  • Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment.
  • Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients.
  • Monitor medical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use.
  • Prepare patient treatment areas for use.
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Assist patients with daily activities.
  • Attend educational events to update medical knowledge.
  • Teach medical procedures to healthcare personnel.
  • Fit patients for assistive devices.
  • Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients.
  • Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids.
  • Inventory medical supplies or equipment.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.

Physical Therapist Assistants Job Outlook

Location 2020 Employment 2030 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 93,800 126,900 35% 16,400

Physical Therapist Assistants Job Outlook

Location
2020 Employment
2030 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
93,800
126,900
35%
16,400

Physical Therapist Assistants Schooling & Experience

  • Associate's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Physical Therapist Assistants Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Albany State University Physical Therapy Assistant. Albany, GA 2 years: 21
Allegany College of Maryland Physical Therapy Assistant. Cumberland, MD 2 years: 15
Amarillo College Physical Therapy Assistant. Amarillo, TX 2 years: 21
American Career College-Anaheim Physical Therapy Assistant. Anaheim, CA 2 years: 35
Anne Arundel Community College Physical Therapy Assistant. Arnold, MD 2 years: 0
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Physical Therapy Assistant. Coon Rapids, MN 2 years: 26
Arapahoe Community College Physical Therapy Assistant. Littleton, CO 2 years: 9
Arkansas State University Physical Therapy Assistant. Jonesboro, AR 2 years: 35
Arkansas Tech University Physical Therapy Assistant. Russellville, AR 2 years: 18
ASA College Physical Therapy Assistant. Brooklyn, NY 2 years: 0

Physical Therapist Assistants Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Albany, GA
2 years: 21
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Cumberland, MD
2 years: 15
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Amarillo, TX
2 years: 21
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Anaheim, CA
2 years: 35
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Arnold, MD
2 years: 0
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Coon Rapids, MN
2 years: 26
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Littleton, CO
2 years: 9
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Jonesboro, AR
2 years: 35
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Russellville, AR
2 years: 18
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Brooklyn, NY
2 years: 0

Physical Therapist Assistants Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Acute Care Occupational Therapist PRN HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 10/25/2021 No
Acute Care Physical Therapist PRN HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 10/25/2021 No
Acute Care Senior Physical Therapist . Full Time Trinity Health Maywood, Illinois 10/26/2021 No
Acute Care Speech Language Pathologist PRN HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 10/25/2021 No
Admin Asst - Rehab PRN LifePoint Health Wytheville, Virginia 10/26/2021 No
Ambulatory Care RN RWJBarnabas Health Toms River, Nebraska 10/26/2021 No
Ambulatory Care RN RWJBarnabas Health Hamilton, Nebraska 10/26/2021 No
Assistant Administrator Prestige Healthcare Fort Gratiot Twp, Michigan 10/26/2021 No
Assistant Principal (Type 75 Certification Required) Marklund Bloomingdale, Illinois 10/26/2021 No
BCBA Assistant Manager – ABA Development BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services Tinley Park, Illinois 10/26/2021 No

Physical Therapist Assistants Jobs .

Location

Los Angeles, CA Canton, OH Virtual, USA Aurora, CO Albuquerque, NM Houston, TX Gastonia, NC Tyler, TX Ogden, UT Myrtle Beach, SC Midlothian, VA High Point, NC Denver, CO Tuscumbia, AL Tallahassee, FL San Diego, CA San Bernardino, CA Richmond, VA Port Jervis, NY Mount Carroll, IL Milwaukee, WI Medford, MA Las Vegas, NV Englewood, CO Colorado Springs, CO Charleston, SC Billings, MT Austin, TX Anchorage, AK Visalia, CA Texas, USA Sugar Land, TX Spencer, WV Seaford, DE Sarasota, FL Santa Monica, CA Salt Lake City, UT Pomona, CA Pasadena, CA Palo Alto, CA Novi, MI Mountainside, NE Montoursville, PA Minneapolis, MN Milford, MA Maywood, IL Long Beach, CA Livonia, MI Lewiston, NY Lansing, MI Lancaster, PA Jacksonville, FL Hobart, WI Gurnee, IL Fort Oglethorpe, GA Florence, AL Findlay, OH Concord, NH Chatham Township, NJ Charlottesville, VA Chardon, OH Brookfield, WI Brook Park, OH Bradenton, FL Boston, MA Bethesda, MD Belen, NM Bartlesville, OK Apple Valley, CA Zephyrhills, FL Youngstown, OH Wytheville, VA Woburn, MA Winston Salem, NC Winona, MN Williamstown, KY Wilkes Barre, PA Wilbraham, MA Wichita, KS Wheaton, IL Weston, MA Westminster, CO West Palm Beach, FL West Covina, CA West Allis, WI Waukegan, IL Wauchula, FL Waterville, ME Watertown, MA Waterford, WI Warrenton, VA Warren, MI Wallingford, CT View Park-Windsor Hills, CA Victorville, CA Ventura, CA Vancouver, WA Valhalla, NY Valdez, AK Valatie, NY Utica, NY Urbana, IL Upland, CA Tupelo, MS Tulare, CA Torrance, CA Toms River, NE Tinley Park, IL Thousand Oaks, CA Thornton, CO Terre Haute, IN Temecula, CA Syracuse, NE Stockton, IL Stillwater, MN St. Louis, MO St. Augustine, FL St Petersburg, FL Springfield, IL Springdale, AR South Burlington, VT Sleepy Hollow, NY Sisters, OR Sioux City, IA Simi Valley, CA Siler City, NC Sheridan, WY Shelbyville, TN Seattle, WA Sealevel, NC Scottsdale, AZ Scarborough, ME Sapulpa, OK San Marcos, CA San Antonio, TX Salisbury, NC Salisbury, MD Salem, VA Running Springs, CA Rolla, MO Rockford, IL Rochester, MI Roanoke, VA Riverside, CA Rialto, CA Reno, NV Redmond, OR Redlands, CA Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Rancho Cucamonga, CA Puyallup, WA Pueblo, CO Prophetstown, IL Portsmouth, VA Porterville, CA Pittsburgh, PA Phoenix, AZ Philadelphia, PA Pewaukee, WI Pensacola, FL Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Palos Park, IL Palos Heights, IL Palm Springs, CA Palm Desert, CA Pacific Grove, CA Oxnard, CA Oviedo, FL Overland Park, KS Orland Park, IL Orange City, FL Ontario, CA O'Fallon, MO Oceanside, CA Northbridge, MA North Royalton, OH North Creek, NY Newton, NJ Newton, MA Newport, ME Newark, NJ Nashville, TN N/A, FL Mystic, CT Muskegon, MI Murray, UT Morrison, CO Moreno Valley, CA Montrose, CO Monterey Park, CA Mobile, AL Middleton, WI Menifee, CA Mars, PA Marina Del Rey, CA Madison, TN Madison, NJ Madison, FL Lubbock, TX Loveland, CO Los Angeles County, CA Lorain, OH Loma Linda, CA Logan, UT Liverpool, NY Little Rock, AR Little Neck, NY Lisle, IL Lexington, KY Lawrenceville, GA Lawrenceburg, TN Las Cruces, NM Lancaster, SC Lancaster, CA Lake Geneva, WI Lake Arrowhead, CA La Crescenta-Montrose, CA Kingsport, TN Kenosha, WI Kansas City, MO Kalamazoo, MI Inglewood, CA Indio, CA Indianapolis, IN Honolulu, HI Highlands Ranch, CO Hickory, NC Hermosa Beach, CA Hemet, CA Helendale, CA Hauppauge, NY Harrisonburg, VA Hanford, CA Hampton, NH Hammond, LA Hamilton, NE Hamden, CT Hadley, MA Greensburg, PA Greendale, WI Grand Island, NY Geneseo, IL Garfield Heights, OH Gaffney, SC Gadsden, AL Fullerton, CA Ft. Myers, FL Fresno, CA Frankfort, KY Franconia, NH Fort Wayne, IN Fort Gratiot Twp, MI Fort Collins, CO Forest Hills, NY Fontana, CA Fish Camp, CA Farmington, NM Farmington, ME Falmouth, ME Fairmont, WV Everett, WA Evanston, IL Ellsworth, ME El Paso, TX El Centro, CA Edinburg, TX Downey, CA Detroit, MI Des Moines, IA Decatur, AL Danville, PA Dallas, TX Culver City, CA Crestline, CA Crawfordsville, IN Council Bluffs, IA Corvallis, OR Corpus Christi, TX Corona, CA Compton, CA Commack, NY College Park, MD Cleveland, OH Chino, CA Chicago, IL Cheyenne, WY Charlotte, NC Charleston, WV Cameron, TX Camarillo, CA Calexico, CA Calabasas, CA Burlington, NC Budd Lake, NJ Brockport, NY Bowling Green, KY Bowie, MD Bourne, MA Bluffdale, UT Bloomingdale, IL Big Bear, CA Big Bear Lake, CA Beachwood, OH Barstow, CA Auburn, NE Atlanta, GA Arcadia, CA Apache Junction, AZ Anniston, AL Amarillo, TX Alhambra, CA Alexandria, VA Albany, NY Adelanto, CA Ada, MI
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Company

California Therapy Services CareerStaff Unlimited Genesis Healthcare LHC Group Cleveland Clinic Kindred at Home Ascension Health HCA, Hospital Corporation of America BrightSpring Health Services Enhance Rehabilitation Renewal Rehab Bon Secours Mercy Health Aegis Therapies Children's Hospital Colorado Intermountain Healthcare Aston Carter Providence Health & Services Alliance Physical Therapy Partners Athletico Elderwood/Pediatric/PostAcute/Woodmark HealthAlliance HealthPRO - Heritage Hospital Corporation Of America (HCA) Houston Methodist Learn It Systems Legacy Health Services Medical University of South Carolina RWJBarnabas Health Trinity Health CommonSpirit Health Milford Regional Medical Center Northwestern Memorial Healthcare The MENTOR Network UCHealth AccentCare, Inc. Arkansas children's Billings Clinic Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center CCSD Cano Health CaroMont Health Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center Chenega Corporation Eagle Care LLC Encompass Home Health Fairview Health Services GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Lahey Health Lancaster General Health Little City Foundation ONR Spanish Peaks Mountain Club Stanford Health Care University of Utah Health Volunteers of America Northern Rockies AMITA Health Acadia Healthcare Accenture Achieve Beyond Actalent AdventHealth Amedisys Holding, LLC Ascension Health Aveanna BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services Bedrock Care Brandywine Living CHILDRENS HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER OF AKRON Carle Foundation Hospital CommonSpirit Health Community Health Network Community Medical Centers of Fresno, CA DMV Home Therapy Delaware North Denver Health Emory Healthcare/Emory University Etairos Health Excela Health Good Shepherd Community Care Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center HCA Human Resources, LLC Kaiser Permanente Kindred Healthcare Lakeside Neurologic Lakeview Memorial Hospital Association Life Care Center of Wilbraham LifePoint Health Luke & Associates Lutheran SeniorLife MD Anderson Cancer Center Marklund Memorial Health System Mercyhealth MyFlorida Northern Light Health Northwell Health Optum PeaceHealth Peachtree Centre Penn Medicine Premere Rehab Dba Infinity Rehab Prestige Healthcare PruittHealth Regis College RehabCare Robert Half Select Employment Services, Inc. St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Team Rehabilitation Services, LLC The Center for Great Expectations The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell The Grand at Utica Therapy Management Corporation UPMC University Hospitals Health System University of Virginia VOA Vanderbilt University Medical Center Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Winona Health
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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
HCA, Hospital Corporation of America
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10/25/2021
No
HCA, Hospital Corporation of America
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10/25/2021
No
Trinity Health
Maywood, Illinois
10/26/2021
No
HCA, Hospital Corporation of America
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10/25/2021
No
LifePoint Health
Wytheville, Virginia
10/26/2021
No
RWJBarnabas Health
Toms River, Nebraska
10/26/2021
No
RWJBarnabas Health
Hamilton, Nebraska
10/26/2021
No
Prestige Healthcare
Fort Gratiot Twp, Michigan
10/26/2021
No
Marklund
Bloomingdale, Illinois
10/26/2021
No
BY YOUR SIDE - Autism Therapy Services
Tinley Park, Illinois
10/26/2021
No

Physical Therapist Assistants Salary Guide 2021

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