Information About Physical Therapist Assistants

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Training

Physical therapist assistants need associate degree.

Degrees for Physical therapist assistants
Training for Physical Therapist Assistants
Percent
Less than High School 2.6
High School 10.6
Some College 15.9
Associates Degree 50.5
Bachelors Degree 16.1
Masters Degree 3.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.1

Employment

Represents about 63,000 people in the United States- 1.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 21,000 more physical therapist assistants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 30,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, physical therapist assistants make $24.57 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Physical therapist assistants $15.40 $19.80 $24.50 $28.90 $34.20
Healthcare support occupations $8.50 $9.89 $12.00 $15.30 $19.10
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, physical therapist assistants make $51,110 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Physical therapist assistants $32,030 $41,320 $51,040 $60,250 $71,200
Healthcare support occupations $17,670 $20,570 $25,140 $31,980 $39,800
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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