Overall Physical Therapy Assistants in California earn more than the national average. There is a significant variance in salary levels depending on where in you live with some areas earning 10 to 15% above the State average.
Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in California
|Average PTA Salary California||$62,630|
|Compared to National Average||13.4% Above|
|90th Percentile of Earners||$81,040|
|10th Percentile of Earners||$34,760|
Related : Top Paying States For PTA’s
PTA’s in California earn the third most of all States in the US at $62,630 which is 13% more than the national average. The average hourly wage is $30.11. In 2015 there where 4,920 persons employed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in California.
Texas is the highest paying State for Physical Therapist Assistants in the USA. Alaska is the second highest paying State.
PTA Salary by Metro Area in CA
The table below illustrates key employment and salary data for PTA’s in the main metro and city areas in the State;
|Area||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division||300||$33.44||$69,560.00|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||480||$33.00||$68,640.00|
|San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division||150||$32.88||$68,400.00|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||180||$32.25||$67,080.00|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division||1320||$31.18||$64,850.00|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||610||$30.61||$63,680.00|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||1940||$30.03||$62,460.00|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||130||$29.90||$62,200.00|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||420||$29.54||$61,440.00|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||60||$27.74||$57,690.00|
|Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division||620||$27.56||$57,330.00|
|Santa Rosa, CA||40||$26.32||$54,740.00|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||40||$25.72||$53,490.00|
|Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area||50||$22.75||$47,320.00|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||-||$15.96||$33,190.00|
Related Healthcare Careers
Physical Therapy Assistants fair very well by comparison to similar careers such as Occupational Therapy Assistants, Massage Therapists and Home Health Aides in terms of average salary, from entry level to well experienced – achieving one of the highest average salary levels.
Additionally in terms of employment figures and growth it has been flagged as one of the top 5 fastest growing careers in healthcare by the Bureau For Labor Statistics (BLS).
The table below illustrates key data for similar healthcare careers in California;
|Career||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||4920||$30.11||$62,630.00|
|Home Health Aides||31730||$13.26||$27,580.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||1920||$30.55||$63,550.00|
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