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Considering a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant in New Jersey?

27.9% Jobs Projection
$69,190 Median Salary
240 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Physical Therapist Assistants Work in New Jersey?

There were approximately 1,610 workers employed as Physical Therapist Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 1,430 Physical Therapist Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 180 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 27.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 31.1%.


New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 240 annual job openings, and 1,880 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Physical Therapist Assistants ranged from $54,030 to $83,430 with $69,190 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.98 to $40.11. The median hourly rate was $33.27.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $32.98 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.29.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,120 $61,500
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,830 $57,500
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 310 $58,260
Trenton, NJ 30 $62,670

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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