Sunday, March 14, 2021

20 Best Metro Areas for Physical Therapy Assistant Pay

As reviewed last October in Physical Therapy Assistant Pay in the Top 20 Metro Areas, the largest U.S. metropolitan markets are top centers for physical therapy assistant employment. However, a deeper examination of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data reveals that smaller metropolitan regions frequently provide physical therapy assistants with higher-paying employment opportunities.  A review of May 2021 BLS data shows us that only three of the top 20 U.S. metropolitan areas were among the 20 best locations for physical therapy assistant pay:

20 Best Metro Areas for Physical Therapy Assistant Pay

Metropolitan Area # Employed Annual Mean Wages
1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 210 $85,960
2 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward (#) 800 $78,740
3 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 70 $76,390
4 Midland, TX 50 $75,550
5 Salinas, CA 70 $75,150
6 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim (#) 2,190 $75,120
7 Santa Rosa, CA 70 $74,720
8 Bakersfield, CA 100 $74,240
9 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (#) 1,840 $73,130
10 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 50 $72,670
11 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 400 $72,380
12 Barnstable Town, MA 60 $72,130
13 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 930 $72,030
14 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 $71,970
15 Austin-Round Rock, TX 590 $71,650
16 Visalia-Porterville, CA 70 $71,590
17 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 200 $71,320
18 Northern Valley California non-metro 50 $71,230
19 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 90 $70,980
20 Trenton, NJ 50 $70,640
National 93,660 $60,740

(#) a top 20 U.S metro population area

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on November 30, 2022

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