The average pay for a Physical Therapist Aide is $11.62 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$21,532 - $49,149
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MEDIAN: $30,000
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$9.34 - $15.53
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,532 - $49,149  
   
Bonus
$200.00  
Total Pay (?
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$19,532 - $35,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.34 - $15.53  
   
Overtime
$13.81 - $21.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$200.00  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,532 - $35,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 159

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Job Description for Physical Therapist Aide

A physical therapist aide works closely with a physical therapist to provide sufficient care for their patients. This position is employed in a variety of health care environments, including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and doctor’s offices. Although it typically keeps daytime office hours, many aides may be required to work additional hours. This is a field that typically does not require formal education, though many employers in this area recommend completion of a physical therapy aide program and may offer on-the-job training. Many employers recommend additional physical therapy/fitness courses, as well.

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Physical Therapist Aide Tasks

  • Perform clerical duties; take inventory, order and stock supplies, answer telephone, take messages and complete forms.
  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas, using wheelchairs or providing standing support.
  • Prepare, clean and maintain work area and disinfect equipment after treatment.
  • Under close supervision of a physical therapist or assistant perform select tasks in preparing the patient and administering treatment therapy.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapist Aide

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Physical Therapist Aide

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Physical Therapist Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 85%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Aide Salaries

Physical Therapy
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

National Average
$25,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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