Monday, October 19, 2020

The 20 Best States for Physical Therapy Assistant Pay

There were about 97,000 physical therapy assistants (PTA) working in the U.S. as of May 2019 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  Physical therapy assistants work in varied healthcare settings, including offices of non-physician practitioners, hospitals, home health care agencies, skilled nursing facilities, and in physician offices.  With some advanced technical skills and training, PTA's generally earn modestly more money than workers in most occupations.  The BLS reported that, as of May 2019, the national mean wage for PTAs was $58,520 per year, a bit more than 9% above the $53,490 annual mean wage for all occupations in the U.S.  Per May 2019 BLS data, here were the 20 best states for physical therapy assistant pay:

New Jersey $69,480
Texas $68,680
California $66,150
Connecticut $65,510
Rhode Island $65,480
Massachusetts $64,310
Alaska $63,440
Florida $63,410
Nevada $62,100
Delaware $61,610
New Hampshire $61,520
North Carolina $61,500
Oregon $59,910
Washington $59,730
Kansas $59,570
Ohio $59,410
Virginia $59,340
Arkansas $59,180
Oklahoma $59,180
Illinois $59,130

So where does your state rank for physical therapy assistant pay?

Visit Physical Therapy Assistant Average Wages by State to find out how much PTAs earn in other states.