Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Physical Therapy Assistant Pay in the Great Lakes Region

May 2020 data released recently by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported there being nearly 93,000 physical therapy (PT) assistants at work in the United States.  About 17,000 physical therapy assistants worked in the five-state Great Lakes region of the country. BLS data shows a good amount of pay disparity in the region for PT assistant pay.  The data indicates that about 60% of the region's PT assistants work in either Illinois or Ohio, two states where the average PT assistant annual mean wage exceeds the national average.  Indeed, Ohio was a top 10 state for PT assistant annual mean wages.  However, elsewhere in the region annual mean wages for PT assistants runs below the national average, particularly in Michigan and Wisconsin.  A deeper look at BLS data from May 2020 reveals the following about physical therapy assistant pay in the Great Lakes region of the U.S.:

Physical Therapy Assistant Pay in the Great Lakes Region

Physical Therapy Assistant Pay in the Great Lakes Region

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
IL 3,820 $60,580 14th
IN 2,090 $58,330 22nd
MI 3,100 $54,240 37th
OH 6.400 $61,440 10th
WI 1,620 $52,930 41st
U.S. 92,740 $59,440 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 29, 2021

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