Physical Therapy Aide Salary

The average wage for a Physical Therapy Aide is $11.37 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$19,444 - $41,217
(Median)
$19K
$26K
$41K
MEDIAN: $26,041
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$9.01 - $14.96
(Median)
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,444 - $41,217  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
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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$18,839 - $31,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $14.96  
   
Overtime
$10.54 - $22.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
   
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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$18,839 - $31,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,019
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Job Description for Physical Therapy Aide

Physical therapy aides are in charge of providing assistance to physical therapists and their patients. They are responsible for helping with set up and clean up after therapy sessions, as well as interacting with patients in a professional, friendly manner. Physical therapy aides may assist with transportation duties and handle administrative responsibilities such as checking patients in, scheduling future visits, and completing insurance authorizations. In all activities, these aides must follow relevant privacy procedures.

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Physical Therapy 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 Therapy Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%



National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Aide Salaries

Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

National Average
$24,000

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 49%
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