Physical Therapy Assistants and their salaries

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If there is such as a noble career in the modern world, it has to be physical therapy. These professionals help people to have a livable and comfortable life. Aside from being a noble career, it is also financially rewarding. In fact, even the physical therapy assistants can earn much.

On an average, a PTA earns as much as $40,000 up to $80,000 annually. This has not included the other financial perks like yearly Christmas bonus which could sum up to $100 up to $5,000 that depends on where they are working, how big the company they work in and their performance. Some companies are generous enough that they give some out profit sharing to all PTs aside from the regular salary that PTA makes every month. However, regardless of how small the profit sharing a PTA might receive it is already a big help for anyone. A $200 can help pay for the water bill or perhaps purchase something useful for the family or just for recreation. The small amount that people earn, can help in the long run as it will be used for useful things in times of financial crisis. If all things are add up, the PTA is going to notice that the yearly compensation can reach up to $80,000 a year and to think that the average salary of a PT is only $70,000 a year.

The difference of the PTAs compensation is going to depend on many factors, which include the area he works in, the number of hours worked, the number of years experienced and the size of the company. There is no doubt that PTAs working in metropolitan areas get higher income than those working in the urban areas. For example, those PTAs working in Pittsburgh is going to more or less receive a yearly compensation of $40,000-$80,000, and if you compare it to Seattle the PTAs there receives a minimum annual compensation of $50,000-$80,000. However, in New York PTA only receives $45,000-$75,000 and it is because most people there are too busy to take the time to seek a professional PT’s expertise and would rather take prescription drugs than spend time doing physical exercise that can be time consuming. Houston and Atlanta PTAs are receiving a yearly salary of $45,000-90,000.

The salary of PTA differs based on their locations.

Next to location, experience also plays an in important role in the salary of the PTA. For physical therapy assistants that have one or five years experience in such a field can ask an annual basic salary of $40,000-$67,000 while those who have been working as physical therapy assistant for more than 5 years or up to 9 years can get as much as $83,000. It is also possible for people to earn up to $80,000 if work experience has reached 20 years.

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