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Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in the United States

How much does a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant earn in the United States? The average Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant salary in the United States is $53,940 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $48,850 and $59,540. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Assists Physical Therapist in evaluating and providing treatment for patients to ease their pain and help increase their mobility. Prepares patients and equipment for therapy and implements treatment plans as instructed, including exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment. Records patient's reaction to treatment and provides status reports at the end of each treatment. Requires an associate's degree of accredited physical therapist assistant program. Typically reports to a physical therapist. Requires a state physical therapist assistant license. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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    Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant


    Associate's Degree

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    Physical Therapy Attendant

    0 - 1 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

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