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Physical Therapy Assistant Pay in Louisiana – LA

Salaries for Physical Therapy Assistants in Louisiana

The average salary for all jobs in New Orleans was $56,000. This is also the average salary for PTAs statewide. Although salaries are mostly uniform across the state, salaries tend to be a little bit higher in the larger cities like New Orleans and Baton Rouge.


According to indeed.com, salaries for PTAs in the major cities of Louisiana are as follows:

  • Alexandria: $51,000
  • Baton Rouge: $56,000
  • Bossier City: $47,000
  • Kenner: $56,000
  • Lafayette: $48,000
  • Lake Charles: $55,000
  • Metairie: $55,000
  • Monroe: $50,000
  • New Orleans: $55,000
  • Shreveport: $47,000

Finding a Job and Other Resources

Louisiana is exceptionally organized when it comes to the physical therapy industry and there are a number of organizations that can help PTA candidates with education and preparation for examination and to help new PTAs find work, stay licensed, find work, network and stay up to speed on advances and news in the industry. Great resources include:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (apta.org) – Great resource for aspiring and current PTAs
  • Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (lpta.org) – Conferences, membership and information on continuing education
  • Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (fsbpt.org) – Help with examination materials, score reports, and study guides
  • Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (fccpt.org) – Helps foreign educated PTs and PTAs wishing to work in the US.
  • Prometric (2test.com) – Online testing center
  • Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (farb.org) – Provides information related to professional regulation, regulation
  • Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation (clearhq.com) – Licensure, regulation, and enforcement information

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