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68,224 Physical Therapy Assistant Jobs

Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries

$59,866/year

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$27,000 - $32,499
2% of jobs
$32,500 - $37,999
2% of jobs
$38,000 - $43,499
8% of jobs
$48,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$43,500 - $48,999
13% of jobs
$49,000 - $54,499
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The average salary is $59,866 a year
$54,500 - $59,999
14% of jobs
$60,000 - $65,499
12% of jobs
$66,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$65,500 - $70,999
10% of jobs
$71,000 - $76,499
7% of jobs
$76,500 - $81,999
3% of jobs
$82,000 - $87,500
2% of jobs

$59,866 Average

$27,000 $87,500
Physical therapy assistants help patients during rehabilitation from injury, surgery, or a chronic condition. They work under the direction of a primary physical therapist. As a physical therapy assistant, you work with patients on exercises, stretches, and therapies prescribed by their doctor and physical therapist. Before they start workouts, you may set up heat or cold therapy for the patients to enable them to relax their muscles and reduce pain. You then instruct the patients on how to perform the treatments prescribed by their doctor and the physical therapist. Examples of exercises used during physical therapy include arm lifts on a weight machine, pedaling on a stationary bike, or forward lunges. You move with the patient from station to station, ensuring they have proper form, and document their progress.