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Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in Florida – FL

Florida is the fourth highest paying state in the country for physical therapist assistants.  It comes in only behind California, Nevada and Texas.  The average annual Florida physical therapy assistant salary is $50,270.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the national average salary for PTAs to be $46,300.

Hourly pay for Florida PTAs ranges from $13.52 an hour all the way up to $31.79.  As the demand for the job increases, so to does the salary.  In fact, the job listings for PTAs in some of Florida’s largest cities, as seen below, are all above $50,000. 

Physical Therapist Assistant Salaries in Florida

National - $64,000
Florida - $62,000
Cape Coral – $60,000
Clearwater - $57,000
Coral Springs - $58,000
Jacksonville – $58,000
Miami – $61,000
Tampa – $57,000
Saint Petersburg –$57,000
Hialeah – $60,000
Orlando – $55,000
Fort Lauderdale – $60,000
Tallahassee – $56,000
Hollywood – $60,000
Pembroke Pines – $60,000
Miramar – $59,000
Pompano Beach – $58,000
Port St. Lucie – $54,000

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Florida Physical Therapist Assistants Professional Organizations

There are currently no associations or organizations specific to physical therapy assistants in Florida.  However, the following organizations and associations offer support and information regarding the profession.  The American Physical Therapy Association and the state branch of the association, will offer the most information on planning your career, assisting you obtaining educational resources, and offering continuing education options.  The Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice is the primary sources of obtaining licensing information, including applications, rules, regulations, and renewals. 

  • 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

  • Florida Department of Health – Board of Physical Therapy Practice

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C05
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3255
Phone: 850.245.4373
Fax: 850.414.6860
Website: www.flhealthsource.com

  • Florida Physical Therapy Association

2104 Delta Way, Suite 7
Phone: 850.222.1243
Fax: 850.224.5281
Website: www.fpta.org

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