Physical therapists have become a very important part of American medical services. As their numbers have grown, so has the need for physical therapist assistants. As a result, the popularity of a career in physical therapy assistance has grown as well. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of physical therapist assistants is forecasted to increase by 29% — much faster than average — over the period 2019 to 2029. That means adding 43,000 new physical therapist assistant jobs over the next decade.

Using occupational data from the BLS, we’ve analyzed and compiled a breakdown of the average physical therapist assistant salary by state in the U.S. Read on for a full look at where physical therapist assistants make the most money and where they’re making the least.

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