Physical Therapy Aide Salary

The average wage for a Physical Therapy Aide is $11.47 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$18,373 - $44,698
$18K
$27K
$45K
MEDIAN: $27,000
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$9.21 - $15.39
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$15
MEDIAN: $11.54
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,373 - $44,698  
   
Bonus
$98.14 - $1,021  
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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$19,192 - $32,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $15.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$12.16 - $22.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$98.14 - $1,021  
   
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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$19,192 - $32,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,065

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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

  • 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 Therapy Aide

Pay by Experience for a Physical Therapy Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Physical Therapy Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 850 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physical Therapy Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 177 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapy Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 101 salaries. A Physical Therapy Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,287

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Key Stats for Physical Therapy Aide

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Aide Salaries

▲27%

▲24%

▲10%

National Average
$24,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Aide Salaries

Scheduling
▲3%

Office Administration
▲3%


Physical Therapy
▼0%

Patient Education
▼0%

National Average
$24,000


Spanish Language
▼13%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 56%
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