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

34.0% Jobs Projection
$54,100 Median Salary
790 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Physical Therapist Assistants Work in New York?

There were approximately 4,700 workers employed as Physical Therapist Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 4,320 Physical Therapist Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 380 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 34.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 31.1%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 790 annual job openings, and a total of 6,190 jobs for New York 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Physical Therapist Assistants ranged from $28,670 to $74,930 with $54,100 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.79 to $36.03. The median hourly rate was $26.01.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $26.56 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.55.

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


Top New York 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
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 280 $41,770
Rochester, NY 240 $49,860
Syracuse, NY 240 $45,960
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 200 $48,940
Utica-Rome, NY 80 $49,850
Binghamton, NY 80 $48,200
Kingston, NY 40 $55,960
Glens Falls, NY 40 $49,200

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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