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Physical Therapist Assistants in Iowa

Want to work in Iowa as a Physical Therapist Assistant? Read this first!

29.9% Jobs Projection
$48,620 Median Salary
140 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Physical Therapist Assistants Work in Iowa?

1,020 people worked as Physical Therapist Assistants in 2018 in this state.

There were 980 Physical Therapist Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 29.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 31.1%.


Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 140 annual job openings, and 1,130 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 Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Physical Therapist Assistants ranged from $36,570 to $67,580 with $48,620 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.58 to $32.49. The median hourly rate was $23.37.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $22.57 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.80.

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


Top Iowa 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
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 330 $37,600
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 160 $51,920
Cedar Rapids, IA 150 $51,380
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 90 $54,490
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 70 $53,520
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 40 $48,340
Dubuque, IA 40 $45,260
Iowa City, IA 30 $47,130

Top States for Physical Therapist Assistants Employment

The table below shows the states 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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