What is the average physical therapist assistant salary?

The average physical therapist assistant salary is $48,250 per year as of 2010. On the low end of the scale, a physical therapist assistant can make about $39,000 starting out. On the high end of the scale, a physical therapist assistant can make about $55,000 per year. How much you make in this field has a lot to do with where you work. If you work for a private practice, you generally have the opportunity to make more money than if you work for a government organization or for a hospital. Your level of experience will also affect the amount of money that you make.