Information About Physical Therapist Aides

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Training

Physical therapist aides need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Physical therapist aides
Training for Physical Therapist Aides
Percent
Less than High School 2.6
High School 10.6
Some College 15.9
Associates Degree 50.5
Bachelors Degree 16.1
Masters Degree 3.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.1

Employment

Represents about 46,000 people in the United States- 1.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 16,000 more physical therapist aides but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 23,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, physical therapist aides make $12.11 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Physical therapist aides $8.26 $9.55 $11.30 $13.80 $16.90
Healthcare support occupations $8.50 $9.89 $12.00 $15.30 $19.10
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, physical therapist aides make $25,190 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Physical therapist aides $17,180 $19,860 $23,680 $28,850 $35,340
Healthcare support occupations $17,670 $20,570 $25,140 $31,980 $39,800
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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