Physical Therapist Assistant Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for physical therapist assistants in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physical therapist assistants among Tennessee 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,160
25th Percentile Wage
$49,140
50th Percentile Wage
$57,490
75th Percentile Wage
$64,900
90th Percentile Wage
$76,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapist assistants in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,160.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.87
25th Percentile Wage
$23.62
50th Percentile Wage
$27.64
75th Percentile Wage
$31.20
90th Percentile Wage
$36.92

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physical therapist assistants in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.92. The median hourly salary is $27.64. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.87.

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
201657,4902.42%12.11%
201556,1003.17%-
201454,3201.47%-
201353,5205.59%-
201250,530--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physical Therapist Assistants in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapist assistants in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapist assistants in state of Tennessee ranges from $50,800 to $66,990. The highest paying area for physical therapist assistants in Tennessee is Cleveland with a median annual salary of $66,990. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Morristown (mean annual salary $63,890). The lowest paying area is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $50,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cleveland
$66,990
Morristown
$63,890
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$62,880
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$62,510
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$61,080
Memphis
$60,040
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$58,220
Jackson
$56,410
Johnson City
$56,320
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$54,210
Chattanooga
$53,280
Knoxville
$50,800


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