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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,530
25th Percentile Wage
$53,250
50th Percentile Wage
$61,630
75th Percentile Wage
$72,990
90th Percentile Wage
$81,190

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 $81,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,530.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.41
25th Percentile Wage
$25.60
50th Percentile Wage
$29.63
75th Percentile Wage
$35.09
90th Percentile Wage
$39.03

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physical therapist assistants in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.03. The median hourly salary is $29.63. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.41.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physical therapist assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,6301.56%7.01%
201560,6702.27%-
201459,2901.42%-
201358,4501.95%-
201257,310--

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 $50,210 to $70,510. The highest paying area for physical therapist assistants in Florida is Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,510. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Punta Gorda (mean annual salary $70,070). The lowest paying area is Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach with a median annual salary of $50,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$70,510
Punta Gorda
$70,070
Ocala
$67,430
Jacksonville
$66,870
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$65,890
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$65,470
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$65,360
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$64,820
Tallahassee
$63,470
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$63,320
Port St Lucie
$62,680
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$62,440
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$61,760
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$61,620
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$61,590
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$60,730
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$60,110
Gainesville
$59,780
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$59,550
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$59,180
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$59,010
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$58,720
Naples-Marco Island
$58,320
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$56,550
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$50,210


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