How Much Do Physical Therapist Assistants Make? (2023)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
How Much Money Do Physical Therapist Assistants Make?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that physical therapist assistants make a median salary of $61,180 each year or $29.42 per hour. The bottom 10 percent of physical therapist assistants earn less than $37,280 per year, while the top 10 percent of physical therapist assistants earn more than $80,170 annually.
How Much Do Physical Therapist Assistants Get Starting Out?
The BLS does not provide average compensation data for entry-level positions for physical therapist assistants just starting out, but the bottom 25 percent of physical therapist assistants earn $48,670 each year.
How Many Physical Therapist Assistants Are There in the United States?
There are 96,500 physical therapist assistants in the U.S.
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How much do physical therapy aides earn in each state?
The table below compares physical therapist assistant salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of physical therapist assistants in each state as well as the number of physical therapist assistants per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics.