Physical Therapist Aide Salary
The average pay for a Physical Therapist Aide is $11.63 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
|Salary||$17,617 - $49,149|
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|$20,376 - $36,273|
|Hourly Rate||$9.79 - $16.84|
|Overtime||$13.70 - $19.07|
|Total Pay (||$20,376 - $36,273|
Job Description for Physical Therapist Aide
A physical therapist aide works closely with a physical therapist to provide sufficient care for their patients. This position is employed in a variety of health care environments, including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and doctor’s offices. Although it typically keeps daytime office hours, many aides may be required to work additional hours. This is a field that typically does not require formal education, though many employers in this area recommend completion of a physical therapy aide program and may offer on-the-job training. Many employers recommend additional physical therapy/fitness courses, as well.Read More...
A physical therapist aide will have a wide array of responsibilities, including: maintaining cleanliness and safety of all areas; organization of the area; setting up equipment; various administrative duties; accessing patient information; assisting patients in and out of appropriate areas; maintaining accurate and confidential records; offering aid to patients; supporting or lifting patients; and ensuring the overall health and safety of everyone involved on a daily basis.
Applicants should possess strong interpersonal skills, as well as a general upbeat and attentive attitude. This person should be passionate about their work and the progress of the patients and able to multi-task, as several projects may occur at once. He/she should also be socially perceptive, an active listener, and persuasive to patients; sometimes, they only need that little extra push. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Physical Therapist 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 Therapist Aide
Pay by Experience for a Physical Therapist Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Physical Therapist Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 144 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physical Therapist Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 13 salaries. A Physical Therapist Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 5 salaries.
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