Physical Therapy Technician Salary

The average rate for a Physical Therapy Technician is $10.70 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$18,383 - $40,695
(Median)
$18K
$28K
$41K
MEDIAN: $27,500
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$8.88 - $14.69
(Median)
$8
$11
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,383 - $40,695  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
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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$18,518 - $31,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.88 - $14.69  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $21.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
   
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).
)
$18,518 - $31,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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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

  • 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 Technician

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

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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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