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Physical Therapist Assistants in Kentucky

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

25.7% Jobs Projection
$55,230 Median Salary
280 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Physical Therapist Assistants Work in Kentucky?

In Kentucky, there were 1,600 people working as Physical Therapist Assistants in the year 2018.

There were 1,680 Physical Therapist Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 25.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 31.1%.


Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 280 annual job openings, and 2,250 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 Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Physical Therapist Assistants ranged from $37,500 to $68,640 with $55,230 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.03 to $33. The median hourly rate was $26.55.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $26.24 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.31.

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


Top Kentucky 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 860 $58,660
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 490 $56,120
Evansville, IN-KY 220 $54,570
Lexington-Fayette, KY 200 $50,100
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 150 $50,940
Clarksville, TN-KY 80 $54,840
Bowling Green, KY 70 $55,260
Owensboro, KY 60 $54,410
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 50 $55,040

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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