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Physical Therapist Assistants in Rhode Island

Considering a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Rhode Island?

11.4% Jobs Projection
$63,650 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Physical Therapist Assistants Work in Rhode Island?

There were approximately 290 workers employed as Physical Therapist Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 270 Physical Therapist Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,420 Physical Therapist Assistants working in it, which means Rhode Island has fewer Physical Therapist Assistants than average.


Job Projections for Rhode Island

Jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 11.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 31.1%.


Rhode Island Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 50 annual job openings, and a total of 390 jobs for Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island?

In 2018 wages for Physical Therapist Assistants ranged from $47,970 to $80,110 with $63,650 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.06 to $38.51. The median hourly rate was $30.6.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $29.86 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.74.

The median salary in Rhode Island is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Rhode Island 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
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 370 $63,660
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 40 $66,040

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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