Physical Therapy Technician Salary

The average pay for a Physical Therapy Technician is $10.53 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.

$21,000 - $32,000
$29K
MEDIAN: $29,479
50%

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$8.57 - $13.85
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$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$29,479  
   
Bonus
$300.00  
Total Pay (?
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$17,895 - $30,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.57 - $13.85  
   
Overtime
$0.25 - $20.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$300.00  
   
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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$17,895 - $30,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 147

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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

Pay by Experience for a Physical Therapy Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Physical Therapy Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 131 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physical Therapy Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapy Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 11 salaries. A Physical Therapy Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Physical Therapy Technician

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

Experienced
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$22,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Technician Salaries

Physical Therapy
▲13%

Acute Care
▲10%

National Average
$22,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 54%
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