Physical Therapist Assistant Salary Information in Florida

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 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Physical Therapist Assistants in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physical therapist assistants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,000
0.60% 7.56%
2016
$61,630
1.56% -
2015
$60,670
2.27% -
2014
$59,290
1.42% -
2013
$58,450
1.95% -
2012
$57,310
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physical Therapist Assistants in Florida Cities

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
$70,070
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$69,980
Ocala
$67,590
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$67,210
Tallahassee
$66,670
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$65,960
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$65,470
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$65,180
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$63,160
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$63,110
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$62,330
Port St Lucie
$62,100
Jacksonville
$61,620
Naples-Marco Island
$61,490
Gainesville
$61,300
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$61,200
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$60,950
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$60,160
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$59,420
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$59,250
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$59,240
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$59,120
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$57,380
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$55,800
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$49,180




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