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Physical Therapy Assistant Pay in Alabama – AL

Salaries for physical therapist assistants in Alabama are slightly lower than the national average annual salary of PTAs as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2008, the annual mean wage of a PTA in Alabama was $43,500. Hourly pay ranged from $9.54 to $29.42. The BLS reports that the annual mean wage for PTAs across the country is $46,300. A quick search of popular job site, indeed.com, indicates that these numbers may be on the rise. In fact, all jobs currently listed in the 10 largest cities in Alabama are above the national average. Below is a list of the 10 largest cities and the average annual salary for jobs currently listed for PTAs in that city, as seen on indeed.com.


National – $64,000
Alabama – $68,000
Birmingham – $58,000
Montgomery – $59,000
Mobile – $57,000
Huntsville – $70,000
Tuscaloosa – $58,000
Hoover – $58,000
Dothan – $62,000
Decatur – $70,000
Auburn – $61,000
Gadsden - $55,000

www.bls.gov www.indeed.com

Professional Organizations for Alabama Physical Therapist Assistants The following state and national organizations exist to assist physical therapist assistants and potential physical therapist assistants. Career planning and educational assistance will come from the American Physical Therapy Associations state and national chapters, as well as continuing education options. The State Board of Physical Therapy will be the most beneficial in determining the rules and regulations to which PTAs in Alabama are held.

Alabama Chapter – American Physical Therapy Association
Phone: 866.860.9277 or 205.978.3810 Fax: 205.978.3193
Website: www.ptalabama.org

Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy
100 North Union Street Suite 724
Montgomery, Al 36130-5040
Phone: 334.242-4064 or 888.726.9743 Fax: 334.242.3288
E-mail: NK.Horner@pt.alabama.gov or Sheila.wright@pt.alabama.gov
Website: www.pt.alabama.gov

American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
Phone: 703.683.6748 Toll Free: 800.999.2782 Fax: 703.684.7343
Website: www.apta.org

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