PTA Salary

How much does a Physical Therapist Assistant make? Let’s find out.

Average Salary: $58,720 per year

The average annual salary for PTA in the United States is $58,720, which is 33%lower than the PT salary. The pay for a PTA is $4,893 per month, $1,129 per week and $28.23 per hour.

Salary Range

A certified PTA can earn at least $38,520 a year, which means $18.52 per hour and $3,210 per month.

 Hourly RateWeekly WageMonthly PayYearly Income
PTAs$28.23$1,129$4,893$58,720
General PT$41.59$1,663$7,210$86,520

Top Paying Industries

PTA SalaryHome healthcare is one of the best-paying industry, as you can make $65,300 a year or $31.39 per hour.

 HourlyWeeklyMonthlyAnnually
Home Health Care Services31.391,256 5,442 65,300
Employment Services30.641,226 5,312 63,740
Nursing Care Facilities29.861,194 5,176 62,110
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals29.821,193 5,168 62,021
Continuing Care Retirement Communities29.311,172 5,078 60,940

Salary by State

The second largest state in the USA: Texas is the best state. The average income in Texas is $69,870 per year, which is 19%higher than the median PTA salary.

StateHourlyWeeklyMonthlyYearly
Texas33.591,344 5,823 69,870
Nevada31.461,258 5,453 65,430
New Jersey30.711,228 5,323 63,880
California30.681,227 5,318 63,820
Connecticut29.751,190 5,156 61,870
Florida29.611,184 5,133 61,590
Delaware29.191,168 5,059 60,710
Alaska28.971,159 5,022 60,260
Kansas28.891,156 5,008 60,090
District of Columbia28.841,154 4,999 59,990
Ohio28.541,142 4,947 59,360
Massachusetts28.151,126 4,880 58,560
Oregon28.121,125 4,873 58,480
Virginia27.951,118 4,845 58,140
Washington27.931,117 4,842 58,100
Maryland27.901,116 4,837 58,040
Indiana27.261,090 4,725 56,700
Rhode Island27.151,086 4,706 56,470
North Carolina26.981,079 4,676 56,110
Tennessee26.611,064 4,613 55,350
South Carolina26.571,063 4,606 55,270
Alabama26.491,060 4,592 55,100
North Dakota26.391,056 4,574 54,880
Georgia26.381,055 4,573 54,870
New York26.251,050 4,551 54,610
Nebraska26.171,047 4,536 54,430
Oklahoma26.131,045 4,528 54,340
Maine25.901,036 4,490 53,880
Wisconsin25.621,025 4,440 53,280
Vermont25.591,024 4,436 53,230
Missouri25.581,023 4,433 53,200
Illinois25.551,022 4,428 53,140
New Hampshire25.521,021 4,424 53,090
Kentucky25.471,019 4,415 52,980
Arkansas25.401,016 4,403 52,830
Wyoming24.769914,293 51,510
Colorado24.719884,283 51,400
Hawaii24.399764,228 50,730
Iowa24.349734,218 50,620
Michigan24.209684,194 50,330
Minnesota24.189674,192 50,300
Mississippi23.849544,133 49,590
Louisiana23.379354,051 48,610
Idaho23.039213,992 47,900
West Virginia23.029213,990 47,880
Pennsylvania23.019203,988 47,860
Utah23.009203,987 47,840
Arizona22.208883,848 46,170
Montana21.508603,727 44,720
New Mexico21.348543,699 44,390
South Dakota18.037213,125 37,500
Puerto Rico12.905162,236 26,830

Metropolitan Areas

For metro area, Winter Haven and Lakeland are 2 highest paying city. Other choices are San Antonio, McAllen and Edinburg, Texas.

 Yearly IncomeMonthly PayWeekly WageHourly Rate
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL80,980 6,748 1,557 38.93
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX79,590 6,633 1,531 38.26
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX79,240 6,603 1,524 38.10
Modesto, CA76,060 6,338 1,463 36.57
Victoria, TX75,450 6,288 1,451 36.27

Nonmetropolitan Area

For non-metropolitan areas, working in Eastern or Northwestern Texas can help you make $75,000 per year.

 YearlyMonthlyWeeklyHourly
Eastern Texas76,870 6,406 1,478 36.96
Northwestern Texas 69,920 5,827 1,345 33.62
South Central Tennessee 68,010 5,668 1,308 32.70
Gulf Coast Texas67,760 5,647 1,303 32.58
North Central Texas 67,370 5,614 1,296 32.39

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