The average wage for a Physical Therapy Aide is $11.40 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$17,951 - $42,282
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$42K
MEDIAN: $27,999
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$9.15 - $15.17
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$17,951 - $42,282  
   
Bonus
$98.34 - $1,030  
Total Pay (?
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$19,043 - $32,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.15 - $15.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.63  
Overtime
$12.96 - $22.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$98.34 - $1,030  
   
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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$19,043 - $32,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,007
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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

National Average: $24,169

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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Aide Salaries




National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Aide Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Physical Therapy
0%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$24,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 13%

Spanish Language
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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