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35.7% Jobs Projection
$60,880 Median Salary
450 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Physical Therapist Assistants Work in Virginia?

There were approximately 2,630 workers employed as Physical Therapist Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 2,650 Physical Therapist Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 35.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 31.1%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 450 annual job openings, and 3,500 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Physical Therapist Assistants ranged from $33,990 to $82,080 with $60,880 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.34 to $39.46. The median hourly rate was $29.27.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $29.3 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.03.

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


Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,300 $55,670
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 640 $58,030
Richmond, VA 410 $61,040
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 180 $54,530
Roanoke, VA 180 $66,350
Lynchburg, VA 100 $69,900
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 60 $63,020
Charlottesville, VA 60 $70,970
Winchester, VA-WV 60 $58,200
Harrisonburg, VA 40 $63,470

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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