Physical Therapist Assistants in Florida
Is Florida a good place for you to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant?
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.
The typical state has 1,420 Physical Therapist Assistants working in it, which means Florida has more Physical Therapist Assistants than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|The Villages, FL||80||$66,210|
|Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL||60||$59,320|
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|
Below are the states where Physical Therapist Assistants get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
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What Major Will Prepare You For a Physical Therapist Assistant Career?
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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