Physical Therapy Technician Salary

The average pay for a Physical Therapy Technician is $10.56 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. A skill in Physical Therapy is associated with high pay for this job.

$21,365 - $32,269
$30K
MEDIAN: $30,000
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$8.73 - $14.12
$8
$11
$14
MEDIAN: $10.56
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$30,000  
   
Bonus
$325.00  
Total Pay (?
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$18,255 - $30,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.73 - $14.12  
   
Overtime
$0.25 - $20.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$325.00  
   
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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$18,255 - $30,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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Job Description for Physical Therapy Technician

A physical therapy technician’s main job is to assist patients with exercise when they need to get their mobility back. They work in a hospital, and they usually do outpatient care. They have to be good at greeting patients and need to have a caring personality. They coach patients about what to do when they exercise and how to set an exercise schedule.

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Physical Therapy Technician 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 Technician

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

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Key Stats for Physical Therapy Technician

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲38%

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Technician Salaries

Physical Therapy
▲10%

Acute Care
▲8%

National Average
$22,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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