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Physical Therapist Aide Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Physical Therapist Aide is $10.99 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Physical Therapist Aide Salary (?
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$19,797 - $46,357
(Median)
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35K
46K
MEDIAN: $29,277
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Physical Therapist Aide Salary (?
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$8.85 - $14.49
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,797 - $46,357  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $521  
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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$18,601 - $31,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.85 - $14.49  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $521  
   
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).
)
$18,601 - $31,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapist Aide Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%
Mid-Career
up arrow 20%
National Average
$23,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Aide Salaries

Patient Education
up arrow 1%
National Average
$23,000
Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 48%