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Physical Therapist Assistants in Michigan

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

30.7% Jobs Projection
$52,140 Median Salary
630 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Physical Therapist Assistants Work in Michigan?

There were approximately 3,800 workers employed as Physical Therapist Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 3,870 Physical Therapist Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 30.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 31.1%.

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Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 630 annual job openings, and a total of 4,940 jobs for Michigan 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 Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Physical Therapist Assistants ranged from $34,690 to $75,670 with $52,140 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.68 to $36.38. The median hourly rate was $25.07.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.56 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.51.

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

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Top Michigan 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
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,630 $52,550
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 560 $51,680
Flint, MI 180 $52,280
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 130 $53,370
Saginaw, MI 100 $49,930
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 90 $53,820
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 80 $59,330
Bay City, MI 60 $47,080
Jackson, MI 50 $58,330
Muskegon, MI 50 $53,060
Battle Creek, MI 50 $58,190
Midland, MI 30 $47,460

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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