Physical Therapy Aide Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Physical Therapy Aide is $11.35 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Physical Therapy Aide Total Pay (?
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$19,149 - $36,752
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MEDIAN: $25,807
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Physical Therapy Aide Total Pay (?
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$8.92 - $15.02
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,149 - $36,752  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $589  
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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$18,688 - $31,921  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,008
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.92 - $15.02  
   
Overtime
$7.59 - $22.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $589  
   
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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$18,688 - $31,921  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,008
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapy Aide

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

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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New York
up arrow 14%
Houston
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Portland
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Dallas
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National Average
$24,000
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Los Angeles
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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
National Average
$24,000

Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Aide Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 5%
Physical Therapy
up arrow 2%
Rehabilitation
0%
National Average
$24,000
Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 51%
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