Physical Therapy Assistant Pay in Tennessee – TN

The national average annual salary as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is $46,300 for a physical therapy assistant.  As stated earlier, Tennessee is the fifth highest paying state for a physical therapy assistant. The average Tennessee physical therapy assistant salary is $49,840 annually.  The metropolitan area of Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro has an average annual salary of $53,380 for physical therapy assistants.  As shown, Tennessee is above the national average salary and working as a PTA in the above metropolitan area in Tennessee would most likely warrant a higher salary. 

The following listing below is from citytowninfo.com with regards to specific cities and salaries for a physical therapy assistant.  

Kingsport, Tennessee - $47,410
Chattanooga, Tennessee - $45,600
Knoxville, Tennessee - $45,430
Memphis, Tennessee - $45,090

Tennessee Physical Therapy Assistant Associations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA):  This is a professional organization representing the physical therapy community.  Specifically, APTA has developed a physical therapy assistant resource center for its physical therapy assistant (PTA) members.  This includes an education center, which provides information on all aspects of education, such as continuing education requirements and student education resources.  The PTA resource center also includes a career center.  PTA members have access to information regarding career planning, licensure, and market factors.  Furthermore, a PTA member has the ability to belong to a special interest group, which provides a mentoring program, as well as networking opportunities.                   

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
Phone:  (703) 684-APTA (2782) or (800) 999-2782 or (703) 683-6748 (TDD)
Fax:  (703) 684-7343
Website:  www.apta.org

The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) is the state chapter office for the APTA.  Member benefits include local advocacy for the physical therapy assistant (PTA) profession, communication of current issues, discounts on continuing education, access to the state magazine, access to professionals offering confidential assistance, and access to Tennessee specific PTA documents.       

The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA)
4205 Hillsboro Rd Suite 317
Nashville, TN 37215-3300
Phone:  (615) 269-5312
Fax:  (615) 297-5852
Email:  tpta@tptatn.com
Website:  www.tptaonline.org

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