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Physical Therapist Assistants in Florida

Is Florida a good place for you to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant?

35.7% Jobs Projection
$61,470 Median Salary
930 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants in Florida are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Physical Therapist Assistants in Florida is growing faster than average.

  • Physical Therapist Assistants in Florida earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Physical Therapist Assistants Work in Florida?

6,330 people worked as Physical Therapist Assistants in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,880 Physical Therapist Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 450 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 1,420 Physical Therapist Assistants working in it, which means Florida has more Physical Therapist Assistants than average.

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Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 35.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 31.1%.

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Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 930 annual job openings, and 7,220 total jobs in 2026 for Physical Therapist Assistants in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 14,700 annual jobs and 115,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Physical Therapist Assistants Make in Florida?

In 2018 wages for Physical Therapist Assistants ranged from $42,900 to $80,520 with $61,470 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.62 to $38.71. The median hourly rate was $29.55.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $29.81 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.26.

The median salary in Florida is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top Florida Metros for Physical Therapist Assistants

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Physical Therapist Assistants.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,590 $59,920
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 740 $65,510
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 540 $61,770
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 500 $64,700
Jacksonville, FL 480 $57,180
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 370 $59,000
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 170 $63,210
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 160 $60,130
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 160 $62,910
Ocala, FL 150 $67,040
Homosassa Springs, FL 130 $60,110
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 120 $62,090
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 110 $59,270
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 110 $55,010
Panama City, FL 100 $54,880
Port St. Lucie, FL 100 $61,060
Punta Gorda, FL 80 $69,460
Tallahassee, FL 80 $64,180
The Villages, FL 80 $66,210
Gainesville, FL 70 $54,950
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 60 $59,320
Sebring, FL 30 $71,040

Top States for Physical Therapist Assistants Employment

View the list below to see where most Physical Therapist Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 7,550 $69,920
Florida 6,330 $61,470
Ohio 5,990 $58,200
Pennsylvania 5,300 $54,580
California 5,150 $67,500
New York 4,700 $54,100
Illinois 4,470 $59,480
Michigan 3,800 $52,140
Tennessee 3,310 $58,060
North Carolina 2,850 $60,100
Indiana 2,670 $55,360
Virginia 2,630 $60,880
Massachusetts 2,630 $65,450
Arizona 2,480 $43,830
Missouri 2,240 $53,510
Georgia 2,240 $56,990
Alabama 1,830 $57,920
Minnesota 1,780 $54,390
Louisiana 1,750 $48,910
Maryland 1,700 $57,020

Below are the states where Physical Therapist Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Texas $69,920
New Jersey $69,190
Connecticut $67,920
California $67,500
Massachusetts $65,450
Rhode Island $63,650
Nevada $62,570
Florida $61,470
Oregon $61,130
Virginia $60,880

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