The average annual and hourly salaries for physical therapist assistants in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physical therapist assistants among Florida metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$45,200|
|25th Percentile Wage||$53,870|
|50th Percentile Wage||$62,000|
|75th Percentile Wage||$72,920|
|90th Percentile Wage||$80,790|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapist assistants in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,200.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physical therapist assistants from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapist assistants in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapist assistants in state of Florida ranges from $49,180 to $70,070. The highest paying area for physical therapist assistants in Florida is Punta Gorda with a median annual salary of $70,070. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $69,980). The lowest paying area is Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach with a median annual salary of $49,180.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Punta Gorda|| |
|Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville|| |
|Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater|| |
|South Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota|| |
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin|| |
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach|| |
|Port St Lucie|| |
|Naples-Marco Island|| |
|Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers|| |
|West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach|| |
|Sebastian-Vero Beach|| |
|Lakeland-Winter Haven|| |
|Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall|| |
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach|| |
|Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach|| |
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent|| |
|Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach|| |