Information About Physical Therapist Aides

Training Requirements for Physical Therapist Aides

Physical therapist aides need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Physical therapist aides
Training for Physical Therapist Aides
Percent
Less than High School 1.9
High School 5.3
Some College 15.6
Associates Degree 53.1
Bachelors Degree 20.9
Masters Degree 1.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.4

Employment outlook for Physical Therapist Aides

Represents about 50,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 19,000 more physical therapist aides but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 34,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, physical therapist aides make $13.41 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Physical therapist aides $9.31 $10.52 $12.35 $14.83 $18.43
Healthcare support occupations $9.51 $10.91 $13.42 $17.11 $21.93
Occupational therapy and physical therapist assistants and aides $10.81 $14.20 $23.54 $30.12 $36.67
Physical therapist assistants and aides $10.48 $13.21 $21.77 $29.26 $35.91
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, physical therapist aides make $27,890 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Physical therapist aides $19,370 $21,880 $25,680 $30,850 $38,340
Healthcare support occupations $19,780 $22,690 $27,910 $35,580 $45,620
Occupational therapy and physical therapist assistants and aides $22,490 $29,530 $48,970 $62,650 $76,270
Physical therapist assistants and aides $21,800 $27,470 $45,290 $60,870 $74,700
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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