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Physical Therapist Assistants in Massachusetts

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

21.7% Jobs Projection
$65,450 Median Salary
410 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Physical Therapist Assistants Work in Massachusetts?

2,630 people worked as Physical Therapist Assistants in 2018 in this state.

There were 2,720 Physical Therapist Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 21.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 31.1%.

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Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 410 annual job openings, and a total of 3,310 jobs for Massachusetts Physical Therapist Assistants in 2026.

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

What do Physical Therapist Assistants Make in Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Physical Therapist Assistants ranged from $47,310 to $80,760 with $65,450 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.75 to $38.83. The median hourly rate was $31.47.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.65 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.82.

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

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Top Massachusetts 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
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,700 $67,640
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 370 $63,660
Springfield, MA-CT 320 $60,710
Worcester, MA-CT 210 $54,800
New Bedford, MA 110 $67,340
Barnstable Town, MA 110 $66,330
Leominster-Gardner, MA 70 $61,470
Pittsfield, MA 60 $65,980

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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