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 amongst Tennessee 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,070
25th Percentile Wage
$49,970
50th Percentile Wage
$58,080
75th Percentile Wage
$66,060
90th Percentile Wage
$78,000

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 $78,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,070.

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
$58,080
1.02% 13.00%
2016
$57,490
2.42% -
2015
$56,100
3.17% -
2014
$54,320
1.47% -
2013
$53,520
5.59% -
2012
$50,530
- -

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 $44,320 to $67,260. The highest paying area for physical therapist assistants in Tennessee is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $67,260. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Cleveland (mean annual salary $66,990). The lowest paying area is Johnson City with a median annual salary of $44,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$67,260
Cleveland
$66,990
Morristown
$66,180
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$62,580
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$62,090
Memphis
$61,250
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$58,820
Jackson
$58,130
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$57,230
Chattanooga
$54,220
Knoxville
$53,920
Clarksville
$48,890
Johnson City
$44,320




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