Physical Therapy Aide Salary
The average wage for a Physical Therapy Aide is $11.47 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
|Salary||$18,633 - $48,147|
|Bonus||$96.96 - $2,376|
|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).)
|$19,600 - $33,214|
|Hourly Rate||$9.41 - $15.47|
|Overtime||$13.00 - $22.96|
|Bonus||$96.96 - $2,376|
|Total Pay (||$19,600 - $33,214|
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.Read More...
Physical therapy aides help with routine therapeutic techniques, handle inventory management tasks, and order supplies as necessary. They participate in infection-control duties for medical equipment and during treatment. Physical therapy aides prepare special equipment for therapy sessions when needed, as well as attend training sessions to update their knowledge on best practices.They administer treatment under the supervision of a certified physical therapist and complete reports based on therapy session notes. These aides generally report to the physical therapist in charge.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required for this position. Experience in a similar position and industry certifications may be required or preferred. Physical therapy aides must have a basic understanding of medical terminology and clinical operations. They should work well in a team setting to effectively provide patient care, but also work well on their own with minimal supervision. These aides must possess excellent interpersonal skills, and they should be organized and able to multitask. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Physical Therapy 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 for a Physical Therapy Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Physical Therapy Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 850 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physical Therapy Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 177 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapy Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 101 salaries. A Physical Therapy Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 26 salaries.
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