Physical Therapy Assistant Salaries: How Much is a PTA Salary?

Learn how much a physical therapy assistant salary is in your region and industry setting. Compare PTA salary data by state, city, or metro region.
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How Much is a Physical Therapist Assistant Salary?

This page contains the most complete and accurate physical therapy assistant salary data provided by private employer surveys taken by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and presented by our team. The BLS predicts a 26% job growth for PTAs through 2028.

You can see how much a PTA salary is by city, major metro region, state, and also by the type of industry or healthcare setting.


PTA Salary Data

The most recent salary data from May 2018 shows the average annual physical therapy assistant salary to be: $57,750 (hourly pay: $27.77). While a physical therapist assistant salary of $33,780 was attributed to the bottom 10% of PTA wage earners and $79,810 to the top 10% of salaried PTAs.

If you are interested in a career as a PTA then use the salary data on this page to learn how much a physical therapy assistant salary is in your region and specific industry. The good news is that across the country PTA salaries are very competitive and often higher than many other similar healthcare careers’ salaries.

Average PTA Salary vs PT Salary

PTAs are paid very well compared to PTs who go through twice as much schooling. PT salaries are only about 33% higher than the PTA’s salaries who work for them, or about $14.50 more per hour.

 Hourly RateWeekly PayMonthly PayYearly Income
PTAs$27.77$1,110.80$4813.37$57,750
General PT$42.27$1690.80$7,326.66$87,930

PTA Salary by State

PTAs are earning a wide range of salaries in different states. Annual PTA salaries range from $40,920 to $69,890. Click a state to see the median PTA salaries in each state’s major cities.

StateHourlyMonthlySalaryEmployed
Alabama$27.60 $4,784.00 $57,4101,830
Alaska$28.34 $4,912.27 $58,950NA
Arizona$22.62 $3,920.80 $47,0502,480
Arkansas$27.38 $4,745.87 $56,9401,090
California$30.87 $5,350.80 $64,2105,150
Colorado$26.62 $4,614.13 $55,3701,470
Connecticut$31.64 $5,484.27 $65,810760
Delaware$27.35 $4,740.67 $56,890340
District of Columbia$19.67 $3,409.47 $40,920200
Florida$29.64 $5,137.60 $61,6506,330
Georgia$25.89 $4,487.60 $53,8402,240
Hawaii$28.25 $4,896.67 $58,750200
Idaho$23.76 $4,118.40 $49,410430
Illinois$27.92 $4,839.47 $58,0604,470
Indiana$26.79 $4,643.60 $55,7302,670
Iowa$24.24 $4,201.60 $50,4201,020
Kansas$26.53 $4,598.53 $55,1901,210
Kentucky$25.99 $4,504.93 $54,0601,600
Louisiana$23.22 $4,024.80 $48,3001,750
Maine$25.18 $4,364.53 $52,370330
Maryland$26.03 $4,511.87 $54,1501,700
Massachusetts$30.86 $5,349.07 $64,1802,630
Michigan$25.96 $4,499.73 $54,0103,800
Minnesota$25.88 $4,485.87 $53,8301,780
Mississippi$23.14 $4,010.93 $48,130820
Missouri$25.55 $4,428.67 $53,1502,240
Montana$22.18 $3,844.53 $46,130200
Nebraska$22.71 $3,936.40 $47,240790
Nevada$29.33 $5,083.87 $61,000640
New Hampshire$28.35 $4,914.00 $58,970330
New Jersey$32.69 $5,666.27 $68,0001,610
New Mexico$22.43 $3,887.87 $46,650530
New York$25.35 $4,394.00 $52,7204,700
North Carolina$28.94 $5,016.27 $60,1902,850
North Dakota$23.98 $4,156.53 $49,880110
Ohio$28.24 $4,894.93 $58,7405,990
Oklahoma$28.82 $4,995.47 $59,9501,420
Oregon$29.80 $5,165.33 $61,990670
Pennsylvania$26.01 $4,508.40 $54,1005,300
Rhode Island$30.59 $5,302.27 $63,630290
South Carolina$27.34 $4,738.93 $56,8801,420
South Dakota$20.63 $3,575.87 $42,910270
Tennessee$27.32 $4,735.47 $56,8303,310
Texas$33.60 $5,824.00 $69,8907,550
Utah$25.40 $4,402.67 $52,830860
Vermont$26.25 $4,550.00 $54,610200
Virginia$28.90 $5,009.33 $60,1102,630
Washington$27.99 $4,851.60 $58,2101,350
West Virginia$23.96 $4,153.07 $49,830660
Wisconsin$25.15 $4,359.33 $52,3101,620
Wyoming$27.17 $4,709.47 $56,520140
Puerto Rico$10.98 $1,903.20 $22,850660

StateHourlyMonthlySalaryEmployed
Alabama$27.60 $4,784.00 $57,4101,830
Alaska$28.34 $4,912.27 $58,950NA
Arizona$22.62 $3,920.80 $47,0502,480
Arkansas$27.38 $4,745.87 $56,9401,090
California$30.87 $5,350.80 $64,2105,150
Colorado$26.62 $4,614.13 $55,3701,470
Connecticut$31.64 $5,484.27 $65,810760
Delaware$27.35 $4,740.67 $56,890340
District of Columbia$19.67 $3,409.47 $40,920200
Florida$29.64 $5,137.60 $61,6506,330
Georgia$25.89 $4,487.60 $53,8402,240
Hawaii$28.25 $4,896.67 $58,750200
Idaho$23.76 $4,118.40 $49,410430
Illinois$27.92 $4,839.47 $58,0604,470
Indiana$26.79 $4,643.60 $55,7302,670
Iowa$24.24 $4,201.60 $50,4201,020
Kansas$26.53 $4,598.53 $55,1901,210
Kentucky$25.99 $4,504.93 $54,0601,600
Louisiana$23.22 $4,024.80 $48,3001,750
Maine$25.18 $4,364.53 $52,370330
Maryland$26.03 $4,511.87 $54,1501,700
Massachusetts$30.86 $5,349.07 $64,1802,630
Michigan$25.96 $4,499.73 $54,0103,800
Minnesota$25.88 $4,485.87 $53,8301,780
Mississippi$23.14 $4,010.93 $48,130820
Missouri$25.55 $4,428.67 $53,1502,240
Montana$22.18 $3,844.53 $46,130200
Nebraska$22.71 $3,936.40 $47,240790
Nevada$29.33 $5,083.87 $61,000640
New Hampshire$28.35 $4,914.00 $58,970330
New Jersey$32.69 $5,666.27 $68,0001,610
New Mexico$22.43 $3,887.87 $46,650530
New York$25.35 $4,394.00 $52,7204,700
North Carolina$28.94 $5,016.27 $60,1902,850
North Dakota$23.98 $4,156.53 $49,880110
Ohio$28.24 $4,894.93 $58,7405,990
Oklahoma$28.82 $4,995.47 $59,9501,420
Oregon$29.80 $5,165.33 $61,990670
Pennsylvania$26.01 $4,508.40 $54,1005,300
Rhode Island$30.59 $5,302.27 $63,630290
South Carolina$27.34 $4,738.93 $56,8801,420
South Dakota$20.63 $3,575.87 $42,910270
Tennessee$27.32 $4,735.47 $56,8303,310
Texas$33.60 $5,824.00 $69,8907,550
Utah$25.40 $4,402.67 $52,830860
Vermont$26.25 $4,550.00 $54,610200
Virginia$28.90 $5,009.33 $60,1102,630
Washington$27.99 $4,851.60 $58,2101,350
West Virginia$23.96 $4,153.07 $49,830660
Wisconsin$25.15 $4,359.33 $52,3101,620
Wyoming$27.17 $4,709.47 $56,520140
Puerto Rico$10.98 $1,903.20 $22,850660

PT Assistant Salary by City

The table below contains nearly 330 major cities and metropolitan areas with their corresponding physical therapist assistant salary data. Keep in mind that how much a physical therapist assistant makes will depend on many different factors aside from location such as industry and experience.

City / MetroHourlySalaryEmployed
Anchorage, AK$28.77$59,840240
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL$24.89$51,77060
Birmingham-Hoover, AL$27.06$56,290510
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL$24.32$50,58070
Decatur, AL$26.72$55,57070
Dothan, AL$26.44$54,99070
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL$29.21$60,75070
Gadsden, AL$28.75$59,810120
Huntsville, AL$30.53$63,500180
Mobile, AL$28.69$59,680110
Montgomery, AL$26.50$55,110140
Tuscaloosa, AL$29.00$60,32090
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO$29.73$61,850140
Fort Smith, AR-OK$25.32$52,660140
Hot Springs, AR$28.52$59,32040
Jonesboro, AR$29.28$60,900110
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR$28.08$58,410250
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ$25.50$53,050**
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ$23.43$48,7401,750
Prescott, AZ$27.94$58,12060
Tucson, AZ$18.68$38,860520
Bakersfield, CA$29.05$60,430100
Chico, CA$29.32$60,98060
Fresno, CA$31.61$65,75090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA$31.30$65,1001890
Modesto, CA$27.45$57,100110
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA$26.49$55,100140
Redding, CA$28.02$58,29060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA$33.75$70,210440
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA$32.73$68,080440
Salinas, CA$27.96$58,150**
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA$28.92$60,160640
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA$31.15$64,790350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA$35.07$72,950100
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA$30.18$62,780**
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA$30.67$63,790**
Santa Rosa, CA$28.15$58,55080
Stockton-Lodi, CA$25.96$54,00050
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA$29.30$60,950**
Visalia-Porterville, CA$31.26$65,02070
Boulder, CO$24.81$51,60080
Colorado Springs, CO$24.41$50,770240
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO$27.84$57,900790
Fort Collins, CO$24.90$51,79070
Grand Junction, CO$30.84$64,16060
Pueblo, CO$23.90$49,720100
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT$30.98$64,430120
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT$33.16$68,970350
New Haven, CT$29.68$61,730140
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI$31.02$64,51040
Waterbury, CT$31.27$65,05060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV$25.17$52,3601300
Dover, DE$30.42$63,26040
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL$27.60$57,410370
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL$29.16$60,660110
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL$30.84$64,150170
Gainesville, FL$27.15$56,47070
Homosassa Springs, FL$27.91$58,060130
Jacksonville, FL$28.14$58,540480
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL$28.42$59,120160
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL$28.77$59,8501590
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL$31.25$65,000120
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL$29.44$61,240540
Ocala, FL$30.93$64,330150
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL$31.22$64,940500
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL$30.58$63,600160
Panama City, FL$27.49$57,170100
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL$26.37$54,850110
Port St. Lucie, FL$30.04$62,490100
Punta Gorda, FL$32.83$68,28080
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL$28.71$59,72060
Sebring, FL$34.78$72,34030
Tallahassee, FL$29.93$62,25080
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL$31.88$66,320740
The Villages, FL$31.91$66,37080
Athens-Clarke County, GA$25.47$52,97060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA$25.32$52,6701250
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC$24.89$51,780120
Columbus, GA-AL$22.72$47,27080
Dalton, GA$31.30$65,110140
Gainesville, GA$25.40$52,83040
Macon, GA$26.22$54,54060
Savannah, GA$25.15$52,31070
Warner Robins, GA**60
Urban Honolulu, HI$27.92$58,080170
Cedar Rapids, IA$26.19$54,480150
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL$26.50$55,13090
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA$26.35$54,800160
Dubuque, IA$21.16$44,01040
Iowa City, IA$22.87$47,57030
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD$23.53$48,95040
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA$26.68$55,49070
Boise City, ID$21.10$43,880110
Coeur d’Alene, ID$20.26$42,14060
Idaho Falls, ID$25.58$53,20050
Lewiston, ID-WA$24.37$50,69040
Pocatello, ID$29.99$62,38060
Bloomington, IL$26.31$54,73050
Carbondale-Marion, IL$23.39$48,66080
Champaign-Urbana, IL$26.82$55,790150
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI$28.49$59,2602,970
Decatur, IL$24.22$50,38030
Kankakee, IL$27.00$56,16040
Peoria, IL$26.82$55,790180
Rockford, IL$24.16$50,250100
Springfield, IL$24.79$51,550120
Evansville, IN-KY$26.44$55,000220
Fort Wayne, IN$25.31$52,650210
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN$27.52$57,250980
Kokomo, IN$26.68$55,50060
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN$26.21$54,51040
Muncie, IN$25.58$53,22040
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI$23.25$48,370**
Terre Haute, IN$29.66$61,69060
Topeka, KS$25.91$53,890140
Wichita, KS$28.64$59,570190
Bowling Green, KY$24.81$51,60070
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY$26.47$55,06050
Lexington-Fayette, KY$24.08$50,090200
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN$26.45$55,010490
Owensboro, KY$26.24$54,57060
Baton Rouge, LA$19.96$41,510320
Hammond, LA$30.13$62,66060
Houma-Thibodaux, LA$23.49$48,85040
Lafayette, LA$18.52$38,510140
Lake Charles, LA$25.37$52,780150
Monroe, LA$28.62$59,53060
New Orleans-Metairie, LA$18.32$38,100410
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA$27.13$56,430170
Barnstable Town, MA$31.42$65,350110
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH$31.64$65,8101700
Leominster-Gardner, MA$29.56$61,47070
New Bedford, MA$30.04$62,480110
Pittsfield, MA$31.56$65,64060
Springfield, MA-CT$29.45$61,250320
Worcester, MA-CT$26.86$55,860210
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD$26.16$54,410840
Cumberland, MD-WV$32.77$68,170120
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV$27.32$56,82070
Salisbury, MD-DE$29.74$61,850100
Bangor, ME$25.64$53,320**
Lewiston-Auburn, ME$27.19$56,55050
Portland-South Portland, ME$24.96$51,93050
Ann Arbor, MI$26.12$54,330**
Battle Creek, MI$28.67$59,63050
Bay City, MI$22.83$47,48060
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI$26.68$55,5001630
Flint, MI$24.80$51,580180
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI$24.75$51,490560
Jackson, MI$30.25$62,92050
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI$25.10$52,210130
Lansing-East Lansing, MI$25.19$52,39090
Midland, MI$22.87$47,56030
Monroe, MI$34.33$71,410**
Muskegon, MI$24.82$51,63050
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI$30.81$64,08080
Saginaw, MI$25.85$53,770100
Duluth, MN-WI$24.47$50,90090
Mankato-North Mankato, MN$25.32$52,67050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI$26.55$55,2201050
Rochester, MN$23.84$49,580**
St. Cloud, MN$23.91$49,74060
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL$23.37$48,61060
Columbia, MO$26.49$55,09060
Jefferson City, MO$25.19$52,40040
Joplin, MO$26.62$55,38040
Kansas City, MO-KS$26.19$54,480940
St. Louis, MO-IL$25.32$52,6701250
Springfield, MO$26.03$54,150220
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS$21.97$45,690130
Hattiesburg, MS$25.60$53,24040
Jackson, MS$21.92$45,600170
Asheville, NC$27.90$58,030330
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC$28.33$58,920540
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC$29.05$60,43080
Fayetteville, NC$26.90$55,94070
Goldsboro, NC$28.80$59,91040
Greensboro-High Point, NC$29.23$60,790210
Greenville, NC$29.65$61,68060
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC$28.59$59,460110
New Bern, NC$31.04$64,57090
Raleigh, NC$26.96$56,070220
Rocky Mount, NC$28.76$59,82040
Wilmington, NC$29.48$61,32060
Winston-Salem, NC$29.65$61,680220
Grand Island, NE$24.81$51,61060
Lincoln, NE$25.16$52,340140
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA$20.16$41,920330
Dover-Durham, NH-ME$28.75$59,80040
Manchester, NH$29.24$60,820**
Portsmouth, NH-ME$28.18$58,61050
Trenton, NJ$30.79$64,05030
Albuquerque, NM$24.56$51,090250
Farmington, NM$21.96$45,67050
Las Cruces, NM$17.44$36,28070
Santa Fe, NM$24.06$50,05040
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV$34.66$72,100420
Reno, NV$19.71$40,990160
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY$24.81$51,610200
Binghamton, NY$24.60$51,16080
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY$20.40$42,430280
Glens Falls, NY$23.19$48,23040
Kingston, NY$26.36$54,83040
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA$28.27$58,7904120
Rochester, NY$23.88$49,670240
Syracuse, NY$22.32$46,430240
Utica-Rome, NY$23.20$48,26080
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY$23.34$48,550**
Akron, OH$27.51$57,210270
Canton-Massillon, OH$28.30$58,860390
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN$28.76$59,810860
Cleveland-Elyria, OH$30.08$62,5601170
Columbus, OH$26.20$54,500580
Dayton, OH$33.03$68,710380
Lima, OH$27.74$57,69050
Mansfield, OH$26.12$54,32070
Springfield, OH$27.95$58,13050
Toledo, OH$27.74$57,710500
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA$26.64$55,400520
Lawton, OK$29.77$61,91040
Oklahoma City, OK$26.31$54,720410
Tulsa, OK$29.15$60,620460
Eugene, OR$30.02$62,45050
Medford, OR$27.48$57,17040
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA$29.41$61,180440
Salem, OR$31.90$66,34070
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ$28.45$59,170310
Altoona, PA$26.62$55,37090
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA$26.19$54,47080
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA$23.53$48,95080
Erie, PA$24.75$51,470220
Gettysburg, PA$28.48$59,24030
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA$22.82$47,470220
Johnstown, PA$23.63$49,140**
Lancaster, PA$28.57$59,430230
Lebanon, PA$26.32$54,75040
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD$27.22$56,6101830
Pittsburgh, PA$25.65$53,3501080
Reading, PA$27.00$56,160180
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA$23.13$48,110280
State College, PA$26.57$55,26040
Williamsport, PA$25.78$53,62050
York-Hanover, PA$28.66$59,620230
Aguadilla-Isabela, PR$9.55$19,870**
Arecibo, PR$8.61$17,91040
Mayaguez, PR$12.03$25,03040
Ponce, PR$10.62$22,09040
San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR$11.36$23,620470
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA$30.32$63,070370
Charleston-North Charleston, SC$27.61$57,440120
Columbia, SC$26.28$54,660200
Florence, SC$28.59$59,46070
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC$27.75$57,720480
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC$25.43$52,89080
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC$29.45$61,260130
Spartanburg, SC$31.57$65,67080
Sioux Falls, SD$19.27$40,08090
Chattanooga, TN-GA$24.88$51,760310
Clarksville, TN-KY$27.09$56,34080
Cleveland, TN$23.37$48,620**
Jackson, TN$28.36$58,990130
Johnson City, TN$21.89$45,530120
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA$26.49$55,110180
Knoxville, TN$27.95$58,130370
Memphis, TN-MS-AR$26.38$54,870380
Morristown, TN$38.68$80,460100
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN$28.55$59,390730
Abilene, TX$28.09$58,430**
Amarillo, TX$31.26$65,020110
Austin-Round Rock, TX$31.47$65,460590
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX$31.83$66,21090
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX$34.26$71,270100
College Station-Bryan, TX$29.71$61,80040
Corpus Christi, TX$27.88$57,990190
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX$33.05$68,7502380
El Paso, TX$30.09$62,590300
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX$36.09$75,0801250
Killeen-Temple, TX$38.18$79,410100
Laredo, TX$38.35$79,760100
Longview, TX$31.12$64,72060
Lubbock, TX$34.62$72,01090
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX$37.26$77,510230
Midland, TX$28.97$60,25080
Odessa, TX$29.34$61,02040
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX$31.84$66,220550
Sherman-Denison, TX$27.14$56,45060
Texarkana, TX-AR$37.83$78,69040
Tyler, TX$34.56$71,880120
Waco, TX$32.65$67,92060
Logan, UT-ID$16.18$33,65050
Ogden-Clearfield, UT$22.81$47,440220
Provo-Orem, UT$23.68$49,260180
St. George, UT$32.86$68,34060
Salt Lake City, UT$28.08$58,400300
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA$28.95$60,22060
Charlottesville, VA$34.85$72,50060
Harrisonburg, VA$32.85$68,33040
Lynchburg, VA$33.19$69,030100
Richmond, VA$28.50$59,280410
Roanoke, VA$31.71$65,950180
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC$27.09$56,340640
Winchester, VA-WV$27.86$57,94060
Burlington-South Burlington, VT$26.51$55,140**
Bellingham, WA$29.29$60,92040
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA$25.83$53,73040
Kennewick-Richland, WA$29.78$61,95070
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA$25.07$52,15050
Olympia-Tumwater, WA$30.43$63,30030
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA$29.11$60,540630
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA$24.59$51,150200
Appleton, WI$28.58$59,45040
Eau Claire, WI$22.56$46,930110
Fond du Lac, WI$27.83$57,89040
Green Bay, WI$26.37$54,850120
Janesville-Beloit, WI$26.67$55,46040
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN$21.74$45,22060
Madison, WI$23.35$48,580150
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI$26.82$55,780410
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI$28.05$58,35030
Racine, WI$22.17$46,10070
Beckley, WV$22.94$47,70070
Charleston, WV$20.95$43,58070
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH$25.60$53,240150
Morgantown, WV$22.73$47,28080
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV$24.92$51,83030
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH$26.58$55,28050
Wheeling, WV-OH$28.60$59,480100
Cheyenne, WY$26.96$56,07040

City / MetroHourlySalaryEmployed
Anchorage, AK$28.77$59,840240
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL$24.89$51,77060
Birmingham-Hoover, AL$27.06$56,290510
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL$24.32$50,58070
Decatur, AL$26.72$55,57070
Dothan, AL$26.44$54,99070
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL$29.21$60,75070
Gadsden, AL$28.75$59,810120
Huntsville, AL$30.53$63,500180
Mobile, AL$28.69$59,680110
Montgomery, AL$26.50$55,110140
Tuscaloosa, AL$29.00$60,32090
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO$29.73$61,850140
Fort Smith, AR-OK$25.32$52,660140
Hot Springs, AR$28.52$59,32040
Jonesboro, AR$29.28$60,900110
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR$28.08$58,410250
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ$25.50$53,050**
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ$23.43$48,7401,750
Prescott, AZ$27.94$58,12060
Tucson, AZ$18.68$38,860520
Bakersfield, CA$29.05$60,430100
Chico, CA$29.32$60,98060
Fresno, CA$31.61$65,75090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA$31.30$65,1001890
Modesto, CA$27.45$57,100110
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA$26.49$55,100140
Redding, CA$28.02$58,29060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA$33.75$70,210440
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA$32.73$68,080440
Salinas, CA$27.96$58,150**
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA$28.92$60,160640
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA$31.15$64,790350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA$35.07$72,950100
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA$30.18$62,780**
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA$30.67$63,790**
Santa Rosa, CA$28.15$58,55080
Stockton-Lodi, CA$25.96$54,00050
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA$29.30$60,950**
Visalia-Porterville, CA$31.26$65,02070
Boulder, CO$24.81$51,60080
Colorado Springs, CO$24.41$50,770240
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO$27.84$57,900790
Fort Collins, CO$24.90$51,79070
Grand Junction, CO$30.84$64,16060
Pueblo, CO$23.90$49,720100
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT$30.98$64,430120
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT$33.16$68,970350
New Haven, CT$29.68$61,730140
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI$31.02$64,51040
Waterbury, CT$31.27$65,05060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV$25.17$52,3601300
Dover, DE$30.42$63,26040
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL$27.60$57,410370
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL$29.16$60,660110
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL$30.84$64,150170
Gainesville, FL$27.15$56,47070
Homosassa Springs, FL$27.91$58,060130
Jacksonville, FL$28.14$58,540480
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL$28.42$59,120160
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL$28.77$59,8501590
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL$31.25$65,000120
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL$29.44$61,240540
Ocala, FL$30.93$64,330150
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL$31.22$64,940500
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL$30.58$63,600160
Panama City, FL$27.49$57,170100
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL$26.37$54,850110
Port St. Lucie, FL$30.04$62,490100
Punta Gorda, FL$32.83$68,28080
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL$28.71$59,72060
Sebring, FL$34.78$72,34030
Tallahassee, FL$29.93$62,25080
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL$31.88$66,320740
The Villages, FL$31.91$66,37080
Athens-Clarke County, GA$25.47$52,97060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA$25.32$52,6701250
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC$24.89$51,780120
Columbus, GA-AL$22.72$47,27080
Dalton, GA$31.30$65,110140
Gainesville, GA$25.40$52,83040
Macon, GA$26.22$54,54060
Savannah, GA$25.15$52,31070
Warner Robins, GA**60
Urban Honolulu, HI$27.92$58,080170
Cedar Rapids, IA$26.19$54,480150
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL$26.50$55,13090
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA$26.35$54,800160
Dubuque, IA$21.16$44,01040
Iowa City, IA$22.87$47,57030
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD$23.53$48,95040
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA$26.68$55,49070
Boise City, ID$21.10$43,880110
Coeur d’Alene, ID$20.26$42,14060
Idaho Falls, ID$25.58$53,20050
Lewiston, ID-WA$24.37$50,69040
Pocatello, ID$29.99$62,38060
Bloomington, IL$26.31$54,73050
Carbondale-Marion, IL$23.39$48,66080
Champaign-Urbana, IL$26.82$55,790150
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI$28.49$59,2602,970
Decatur, IL$24.22$50,38030
Kankakee, IL$27.00$56,16040
Peoria, IL$26.82$55,790180
Rockford, IL$24.16$50,250100
Springfield, IL$24.79$51,550120
Evansville, IN-KY$26.44$55,000220
Fort Wayne, IN$25.31$52,650210
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN$27.52$57,250980
Kokomo, IN$26.68$55,50060
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN$26.21$54,51040
Muncie, IN$25.58$53,22040
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI$23.25$48,370**
Terre Haute, IN$29.66$61,69060
Topeka, KS$25.91$53,890140
Wichita, KS$28.64$59,570190
Bowling Green, KY$24.81$51,60070
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY$26.47$55,06050
Lexington-Fayette, KY$24.08$50,090200
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN$26.45$55,010490
Owensboro, KY$26.24$54,57060
Baton Rouge, LA$19.96$41,510320
Hammond, LA$30.13$62,66060
Houma-Thibodaux, LA$23.49$48,85040
Lafayette, LA$18.52$38,510140
Lake Charles, LA$25.37$52,780150
Monroe, LA$28.62$59,53060
New Orleans-Metairie, LA$18.32$38,100410
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA$27.13$56,430170
Barnstable Town, MA$31.42$65,350110
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH$31.64$65,8101700
Leominster-Gardner, MA$29.56$61,47070
New Bedford, MA$30.04$62,480110
Pittsfield, MA$31.56$65,64060
Springfield, MA-CT$29.45$61,250320
Worcester, MA-CT$26.86$55,860210
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD$26.16$54,410840
Cumberland, MD-WV$32.77$68,170120
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV$27.32$56,82070
Salisbury, MD-DE$29.74$61,850100
Bangor, ME$25.64$53,320**
Lewiston-Auburn, ME$27.19$56,55050
Portland-South Portland, ME$24.96$51,93050
Ann Arbor, MI$26.12$54,330**
Battle Creek, MI$28.67$59,63050
Bay City, MI$22.83$47,48060
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI$26.68$55,5001630
Flint, MI$24.80$51,580180
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI$24.75$51,490560
Jackson, MI$30.25$62,92050
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI$25.10$52,210130
Lansing-East Lansing, MI$25.19$52,39090
Midland, MI$22.87$47,56030
Monroe, MI$34.33$71,410**
Muskegon, MI$24.82$51,63050
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI$30.81$64,08080
Saginaw, MI$25.85$53,770100
Duluth, MN-WI$24.47$50,90090
Mankato-North Mankato, MN$25.32$52,67050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI$26.55$55,2201050
Rochester, MN$23.84$49,580**
St. Cloud, MN$23.91$49,74060
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL$23.37$48,61060
Columbia, MO$26.49$55,09060
Jefferson City, MO$25.19$52,40040
Joplin, MO$26.62$55,38040
Kansas City, MO-KS$26.19$54,480940
St. Louis, MO-IL$25.32$52,6701250
Springfield, MO$26.03$54,150220
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS$21.97$45,690130
Hattiesburg, MS$25.60$53,24040
Jackson, MS$21.92$45,600170
Asheville, NC$27.90$58,030330
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC$28.33$58,920540
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC$29.05$60,43080
Fayetteville, NC$26.90$55,94070
Goldsboro, NC$28.80$59,91040
Greensboro-High Point, NC$29.23$60,790210
Greenville, NC$29.65$61,68060
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC$28.59$59,460110
New Bern, NC$31.04$64,57090
Raleigh, NC$26.96$56,070220
Rocky Mount, NC$28.76$59,82040
Wilmington, NC$29.48$61,32060
Winston-Salem, NC$29.65$61,680220
Grand Island, NE$24.81$51,61060
Lincoln, NE$25.16$52,340140
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA$20.16$41,920330
Dover-Durham, NH-ME$28.75$59,80040
Manchester, NH$29.24$60,820**
Portsmouth, NH-ME$28.18$58,61050
Trenton, NJ$30.79$64,05030
Albuquerque, NM$24.56$51,090250
Farmington, NM$21.96$45,67050
Las Cruces, NM$17.44$36,28070
Santa Fe, NM$24.06$50,05040
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV$34.66$72,100420
Reno, NV$19.71$40,990160
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY$24.81$51,610200
Binghamton, NY$24.60$51,16080
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY$20.40$42,430280
Glens Falls, NY$23.19$48,23040
Kingston, NY$26.36$54,83040
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA$28.27$58,7904120
Rochester, NY$23.88$49,670240
Syracuse, NY$22.32$46,430240
Utica-Rome, NY$23.20$48,26080
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY$23.34$48,550**
Akron, OH$27.51$57,210270
Canton-Massillon, OH$28.30$58,860390
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN$28.76$59,810860
Cleveland-Elyria, OH$30.08$62,5601170
Columbus, OH$26.20$54,500580
Dayton, OH$33.03$68,710380
Lima, OH$27.74$57,69050
Mansfield, OH$26.12$54,32070
Springfield, OH$27.95$58,13050
Toledo, OH$27.74$57,710500
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA$26.64$55,400520
Lawton, OK$29.77$61,91040
Oklahoma City, OK$26.31$54,720410
Tulsa, OK$29.15$60,620460
Eugene, OR$30.02$62,45050
Medford, OR$27.48$57,17040
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA$29.41$61,180440
Salem, OR$31.90$66,34070
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ$28.45$59,170310
Altoona, PA$26.62$55,37090
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA$26.19$54,47080
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA$23.53$48,95080
Erie, PA$24.75$51,470220
Gettysburg, PA$28.48$59,24030
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA$22.82$47,470220
Johnstown, PA$23.63$49,140**
Lancaster, PA$28.57$59,430230
Lebanon, PA$26.32$54,75040
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD$27.22$56,6101830
Pittsburgh, PA$25.65$53,3501080
Reading, PA$27.00$56,160180
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA$23.13$48,110280
State College, PA$26.57$55,26040
Williamsport, PA$25.78$53,62050
York-Hanover, PA$28.66$59,620230
Aguadilla-Isabela, PR$9.55$19,870**
Arecibo, PR$8.61$17,91040
Mayaguez, PR$12.03$25,03040
Ponce, PR$10.62$22,09040
San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR$11.36$23,620470
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA$30.32$63,070370
Charleston-North Charleston, SC$27.61$57,440120
Columbia, SC$26.28$54,660200
Florence, SC$28.59$59,46070
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC$27.75$57,720480
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC$25.43$52,89080
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC$29.45$61,260130
Spartanburg, SC$31.57$65,67080
Sioux Falls, SD$19.27$40,08090
Chattanooga, TN-GA$24.88$51,760310
Clarksville, TN-KY$27.09$56,34080
Cleveland, TN$23.37$48,620**
Jackson, TN$28.36$58,990130
Johnson City, TN$21.89$45,530120
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA$26.49$55,110180
Knoxville, TN$27.95$58,130370
Memphis, TN-MS-AR$26.38$54,870380
Morristown, TN$38.68$80,460100
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN$28.55$59,390730
Abilene, TX$28.09$58,430**
Amarillo, TX$31.26$65,020110
Austin-Round Rock, TX$31.47$65,460590
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX$31.83$66,21090
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX$34.26$71,270100
College Station-Bryan, TX$29.71$61,80040
Corpus Christi, TX$27.88$57,990190
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX$33.05$68,7502380
El Paso, TX$30.09$62,590300
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX$36.09$75,0801250
Killeen-Temple, TX$38.18$79,410100
Laredo, TX$38.35$79,760100
Longview, TX$31.12$64,72060
Lubbock, TX$34.62$72,01090
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX$37.26$77,510230
Midland, TX$28.97$60,25080
Odessa, TX$29.34$61,02040
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX$31.84$66,220550
Sherman-Denison, TX$27.14$56,45060
Texarkana, TX-AR$37.83$78,69040
Tyler, TX$34.56$71,880120
Waco, TX$32.65$67,92060
Logan, UT-ID$16.18$33,65050
Ogden-Clearfield, UT$22.81$47,440220
Provo-Orem, UT$23.68$49,260180
St. George, UT$32.86$68,34060
Salt Lake City, UT$28.08$58,400300
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA$28.95$60,22060
Charlottesville, VA$34.85$72,50060
Harrisonburg, VA$32.85$68,33040
Lynchburg, VA$33.19$69,030100
Richmond, VA$28.50$59,280410
Roanoke, VA$31.71$65,950180
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC$27.09$56,340640
Winchester, VA-WV$27.86$57,94060
Burlington-South Burlington, VT$26.51$55,140**
Bellingham, WA$29.29$60,92040
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA$25.83$53,73040
Kennewick-Richland, WA$29.78$61,95070
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA$25.07$52,15050
Olympia-Tumwater, WA$30.43$63,30030
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA$29.11$60,540630
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA$24.59$51,150200
Appleton, WI$28.58$59,45040
Eau Claire, WI$22.56$46,930110
Fond du Lac, WI$27.83$57,89040
Green Bay, WI$26.37$54,850120
Janesville-Beloit, WI$26.67$55,46040
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN$21.74$45,22060
Madison, WI$23.35$48,580150
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI$26.82$55,780410
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI$28.05$58,35030
Racine, WI$22.17$46,10070
Beckley, WV$22.94$47,70070
Charleston, WV$20.95$43,58070
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH$25.60$53,240150
Morgantown, WV$22.73$47,28080
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV$24.92$51,83030
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH$26.58$55,28050
Wheeling, WV-OH$28.60$59,480100
Cheyenne, WY$26.96$56,07040

Top Paying Industries for PTAs

Physical Therapist Assistants are earning over $30 per hour in the top 5 paying industries they work in. Continuing Care Retirement Communities is currently the highest paying sector for PTAs, as you can earn $66,730 per year which comes out to $32.08 per hour.

IndustryHourly RateYearly Income
Continuing Care Retirement Communities$32.08$66,730
Nursing Care Facilities$31.40$65,320
Child day Care Services$31.27$65,050
Home Health Care Services$31.06$64,600
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services$30.19$62,800

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PTA Salary Outlook

Physical therapist assistants are paid well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median salary earned by PTAs in 2018 was $58,040, where the highest-paid PTA earned $79,810 and the lowest-paid earned about $33,780. The higher-paid physical therapy assistants generally worked for nursing care facilities or private home health care service companies.

The top 5 highest paying states for PTA salaries are:

  • Texas: $69,890
  • New Jersey: $68,000
  • Connecticut: $65,810
  • California: $64,210
  • Massachusetts: $64,180

Top Paid Cities for PTAs

The top 5 highest-paid cities and metro areas for physical therapy assistants are:

  • Morristown, TN: $80,460
  • Laredo, TX: $79,760
  • Killeen – Temple, TX: $79,410
  • Texarkana, TX-AR: $78,690
  • McAllen – Edinburg – Mission, TX: $77,510

If you prefer a non-metropolitan town, then working in North or Southeast Texas is the highest-paid location for you offering over $82,000 per year.

Non-metro areaHourly WageAnnual Salary
North Texas$40.28$83,780
Southeast Texas$39.65$82,480
Coastal Plains$39.40$81,950
South Central Tennessee$34.45$71,650
Southeast Oklahoma$34.21$71,150

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Physical Therapy Assistant Average Salary vs. Related Health Care Jobs

As you can see, those interested in a PTA career can expect to earn a highly competitive salary, especially for the cost of the shorter 2 year degree compared to a 4 year college degree. In fact, PTAs earn more than most other allied healthcare careers.

Here are some related healthcare salaries compared to a PTA average annual salary of $57,750:

  • Dental Assistants average $38,660.
  • Medical Assistants bring in an average of $33,610
  • Pharmacy Technicians’ average income is $32,700
  • Nursing Assistants earn an average salary of $28,530

Plus, a physical therapy assistant always has the option of pursuing additional education to meet the requirements to become a physical therapist, who earn as much as $87,930 per year.

 


PTA Salary in Alabama (AL)

Physical therapy assistants in Alabama earn an average salary of $57,410 annually which comes out to $27.60 per hour. There are approximately 1,830 physical therapy assistants employed in Alabama and 148,200 employed nationwide. Alabama’s PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Alaska (AK)

Physical therapy assistants in Alaska earn an average salary of $58,950 annually which comes out to $28.34 per hour. There is no data on number of physical therapy assistants employed in Alaska but there are 148,200 employed nationwide. Alaska PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Arizona (AZ)

Physical therapy assistants in Arizona earn an average salary of $47,050 annually which comes out to $22.62 per hour. There are approximately 2,480 physical therapy assistants employed in Arizona and 148,200 employed nationwide. Arizona PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Arkansas (AR)

Physical therapy assistants in Arkansas earn an average salary of $56,940 annually which comes out to $26.91 per hour. There are approximately 1,090 physical therapy assistants employed in Arkansas and 148,200 employed nationwide. Arkansas PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in California (CA)

Physical therapy assistants in California earn an average salary of $64,210 annually which comes out to $30.87 per hour. There are approximately 5,150 physical therapy assistants employed in California and 148,200 employed nationwide. California PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Colorado (CO)

Physical therapy assistants in Colorado earn an average salary of $55,370 annually which comes out to $26.62 per hour. There are approximately 1,470 physical therapy assistants employed in Colorado and 148,200 employed nationwide. Colorado PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Connecticut (CT)

Physical therapy assistants in Connecticut earn an average salary of $65,810 annually which comes out to $31.64 per hour. There are approximately 340 physical therapy assistants employed in Connecticut and 148,200 employed nationwide. Connecticut PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Delaware (DE)

Physical therapy assistants in Delaware earn an average salary of $56,890 annually which comes out to $27.35 per hour. There are approximately 340 physical therapy assistants employed in Delaware and 148,200 employed nationwide. Delaware PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in District of Columbia (DC)

Physical therapy assistants in DC earn an average salary of $40,920 annually which comes out to $19.67 per hour. There are approximately 200 physical therapy assistants employed in the District of Columbia and 148,200 employed nationwide. D.C. PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Florida (FL)

Physical therapy assistants in Florida earn an average salary of $64,650 annually which comes out to $29.64 per hour. There are approximately 6,330 physical therapy assistants employed in Florida and 148,200 employed nationwide. Florida PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Georgia (GA)

Physical therapy assistants in Georgia earn an average salary of $53,840 annually which comes out to $25.89 per hour. There are approximately 2,240 physical therapy assistants employed in Georgia and 148,200 employed nationwide. Georgia PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Hawaii (HI)

Physical therapy assistants in Hawaii earn an average salary of $58,750 annually which comes out to $28.25 per hour. There are approximately 200 physical therapy assistants employed in Hawaii and 148,200 employed nationwide. Hawaii PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Idaho (ID)

Physical therapy assistants in Idaho earn an average salary of $49,410 annually which comes out to $23.76 per hour. There are approximately 430 physical therapy assistants employed in Idaho and 148,200 employed nationwide. Idaho  PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Illinois (IL)

Physical therapy assistants in Illinois earn an average salary of $58,060 annually which comes out to $27.92 per hour. There are approximately 4,470 physical therapy assistants employed in Illinois and 148,200 employed nationwide. Illinois PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Indiana (IN)

Physical therapy assistants in Indiana earn an average salary of $55,730 annually which comes out to $26.79 per hour. There are approximately 2,670 physical therapy assistants employed in Indiana and 148,200 employed nationwide. Indiana PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Iowa (IA)

Physical therapy assistants in Iowa earn an average salary of $50,420 annually which comes out to $24.24 per hour. There are approximately 1,020 physical therapy assistants employed in Iowa and 148,200 employed nationwide. Iowa PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Kansas (KS)

Physical therapy assistants in Kansas earn an average salary of $55,190 annually which comes out to $26.53 per hour. There are approximately 1,210 physical therapy assistants employed in Kansas and 148,200 employed nationwide. Kansas PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Kentucky (KY)

Physical therapy assistants in Kentucky earn an average salary of $54,560 annually which comes out to $25.99 per hour. There are approximately 1,600 physical therapy assistants employed in Kentucky and 148,200 employed nationwide. Kentucky PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Louisiana (LA)

Physical therapy assistants in Louisiana earn an average salary of $48,300 annually which comes out to $23.24 per hour. There are approximately 1,750 physical therapy assistants employed in Louisiana and 148,200 employed nationwide. Louisiana PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Maine (ME)

Physical therapy assistants in Maine earn an average salary of $52,370 annually which comes out to $25.18 per hour. There are approximately 330 physical therapy assistants employed in Maine and 148,200 employed nationwide. Maine PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Maryland (MD)

Physical therapy assistants in Maryland earn an average salary of $54,150 annually which comes out to $26.03 per hour. There are approximately 1,700 physical therapy assistants employed in Maryland and 148,200 employed nationwide. Maryland PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Massachusetts (MA)

Physical therapy assistants in Massachusetts earn an average salary of $64,180 annually which comes out to $30.86 per hour. There are approximately 2,630 physical therapy assistants employed in Massachusetts and 148,200 employed nationwide. Massachusetts PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Michigan (MI)

Physical therapy assistants in Michigan earn an average salary of $54,010 annually which comes out to $25.96 per hour. There are approximately 3,800 physical therapy assistants employed in Michigan and 148,200 employed nationwide. Michigan PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Minnesota (MN)

Physical therapy assistants in Minnesota earn an average salary of $53,830 annually which comes out to $25.88 per hour. There are approximately 1,780 physical therapy assistants employed in Minnesota and 148,200 employed nationwide. Minnesota PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Mississippi (MS)

Physical therapy assistants in Mississippi earn an average salary of $48,130 annually which comes out to $23.14 per hour. There are approximately 820 physical therapy assistants employed in Mississippi and 148,200 employed nationwide. Mississippi PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Missouri (MO)

Physical therapy assistants in Missouri earn an average salary of $53,150 annually which comes out to $25.55 per hour. There are approximately 2,240 physical therapy assistants employed in Missouri and 148,200 employed nationwide. Missouri PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Montana (MT)

Physical therapy assistants in Montana earn an average salary of $46,130 annually which comes out to $22.18 per hour. There are approximately 200 physical therapy assistants employed in Montana and 148,200 employed nationwide. Montana PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Nebraska (NE)

Physical therapy assistants in Nebraska earn an average salary of $47,240 annually which comes out to $22.71 per hour. There are approximately 790 physical therapy assistants employed in Nebraska and 148,200 employed nationwide. Nebraska PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Nevada (NV)

Physical therapy assistants in Nevada earn an average salary of $61,000 annually which comes out to $29.33 per hour. There are approximately 640 physical therapy assistants employed in Nevada and 148,200 employed nationwide. Nevada PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in New Hampshire (NH)

Physical therapy assistants in New Hampshire earn an average salary of $58,970 annually which comes out to $28.35 per hour. There are approximately 640 physical therapy assistants employed in New Hampshire and 148,200 employed nationwide. New Hampshire PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in New Jersey (NJ)

Physical therapy assistants in New Jersey earn an average salary of $68,000 annually which comes out to $32.69 per hour. There are approximately 1,610 physical therapy assistants employed in New Jersey and 148,200 employed nationwide. New Jersey PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in New Mexico (NM)

Physical therapy assistants in New Mexico earn an average salary of $46,650 annually which comes out to $22.43 per hour. There are approximately 530 physical therapy assistants employed in New Mexico and 148,200 employed nationwide. New Mexico PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in New York (NY)

Physical therapy assistants in New York earn an average salary of $52,720 annually which comes out to $25.65 per hour. There are approximately 4,700 physical therapy assistants employed in New York and 148,200 employed nationwide. New York PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in North Carolina (NC)

Physical therapy assistants in North Carolina earn an average salary of $60,190 annually which comes out to $28.94 per hour. There are approximately 2,850 physical therapy assistants employed in North Carolina and 148,200 employed nationwide. North Carolina PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in North Dakota (ND)

Physical therapy assistants in North Dakota earn an average salary of $49,880 annually which comes out to $23.98 per hour. There are approximately 110 physical therapy assistants employed in North Dakota and 148,200 employed nationwide. North Dakota PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Ohio (OH)

Physical therapy assistants in Ohio earn an average salary of $58,740 annually which comes out to $28.24 per hour. There are approximately 5,990 physical therapy assistants employed in Ohio and 148,200 employed nationwide. Ohio PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Oklahoma (OK)

Physical therapy assistants in Oklahoma earn an average salary of $59,950 annually which comes out to $28.82 per hour. There are approximately 1,420 physical therapy assistants employed in Oklahoma and 148,200 employed nationwide. Oklahoma PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Oregon (OR)

Physical therapy assistants in Oregon earn an average salary of $61,990 annually which comes out to $29.80 per hour. There are approximately 670 physical therapy assistants employed in Oregon and 148,200 employed nationwide. Oregon PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Pennsylvania (PA)

Physical therapy assistants in Pennsylvania  earn an average salary of $54,100 annually which comes out to $26.01 per hour. There are approximately 5,300 physical therapy assistants employed in Pennsylvania  and 148,200 employed nationwide. Pennsylvania PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Rhode Island (RI)

Physical therapy assistants in Rhode Island earn an average salary of $63,630 annually which comes out to $30.59 per hour. There are approximately 290 physical therapy assistants employed in Rhode Island and 148,200 employed nationwide. Rhode Island PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in South Carolina (SC)

Physical therapy assistants in South Carolina earn an average salary of $56,880 annually which comes out to $27.34 per hour. There are approximately 1,420 physical therapy assistants employed in South Carolina and 148,200 employed nationwide. South Carolina PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in South Dakota (SD)

Physical therapy assistants in South Dakota earn an average salary of $42,910 annually which comes out to $20.63 per hour. There are approximately 270 physical therapy assistants employed in South Dakota and 148,200 employed nationwide. South Dakota PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Tennessee (TN)

Physical therapy assistants in Tennessee earn an average salary of $56,830 annually which comes out to $27.32 per hour. There are approximately 3,310 physical therapy assistants employed in Tennessee and 148,200 employed nationwide. Tennessee PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Texas (TX)

Physical therapy assistants in Texas earn an average salary of $69,890 annually which comes out to $33.60 per hour. There are approximately 7,550 physical therapy assistants employed in Texas and 148,200 employed nationwide. Texas PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Utah (UT)

Physical therapy assistants in Utah earn an average salary of $52,830 annually which comes out to $25.40 per hour. There are approximately 860 physical therapy assistants employed in Utah and 148,200 employed nationwide. Utah PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Vermont (VT)

Physical therapy assistants in Vermont earn an average salary of $54,610 annually which comes out to $26.25 per hour. There are approximately 200 physical therapy assistants employed in Vermont and 148,200 employed nationwide. Vermont PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Virginia (VA)

Physical therapy assistants in Virginia earn an average salary of $60,110 annually which comes out to $28.90 per hour. There are approximately 2,630 physical therapy assistants employed in Virginia and 148,200 employed nationwide. Virginia PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Washington (WA)

Physical therapy assistants in Washington earn an average salary of $58,210 annually which comes out to $27.99 per hour. There are approximately 1,350 physical therapy assistants employed in Washington and 148,200 employed nationwide. Washington PTA salaries are higher than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in West Virginia (WV)

Physical therapy assistants in West Virginia earn an average salary of $49,830 annually which comes out to $23.96 per hour. There are approximately 660 physical therapy assistants employed in West Virginia and 148,200 employed nationwide. West Virginia PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Wisconsin (WI)

Physical therapy assistants in Wisconsin earn an average salary of $52,310 annually which comes out to $25.15 per hour. There are approximately 1,620 physical therapy assistants employed in Wisconsin and 148,200 employed nationwide. Wisconsin PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Wyoming (WY)

Physical therapy assistants in Wyoming earn an average salary of $56,520 annually which comes out to $27.17 per hour. There are approximately 140 physical therapy assistants employed in Wyoming and 148,200 employed nationwide. Wyoming PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.

 


PTA Salary in Puerto Rico (PR)

Physical therapy assistants in Puerto Rico earn an average salary of $22,850 annually which comes out to $10.98 per hour. There are approximately 660 physical therapy assistants employed in Puerto Rico and 148,200 employed nationwide. Puerto Rico PTA salaries are lower than the national average salary for physical therapy assistants which is $57,750 with expected job growth of 26%.


All data presented here was researched from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, May 2018 Edition, Physical Therapist Assistants, on the Internet on this page

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