How Much Do Physical Therapist Aides Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Physical Therapist Aides

Physical Therapist Aides under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$30110 per year
Hourly wage
$14 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$20,500 to $24,250 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$10 to $12 per hour

Entry-level Physical Therapist Aides with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $20,500 to $24,250 per year or $10 to $12 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Physical Therapist Aides to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $20 $40,580
Senior (Top 25%) $16 $33,280
Middle (Mid 50%) $14 $28,450
Junior (Bottom 25%) $12 $24,250
No experience (Bottom 10%) $10 $20,500

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
RI $22 $45,970
CT $20 $41,800
MN $18 $38,250
HI $18 $37,600
AK $18 $37,260
VT $17 $35,250
CO $17 $34,980
MA $17 $34,380
NY $16 $34,120
DC $16 $33,710

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Physical Therapist Aide is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like RI doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at RI might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Physical Therapist Aides are in the states of RI, CT, MN, HI and AK.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Local Government $44370 $21.33
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) $40070 $19.26
Elementary and Secondary Schools $36340 $17.47
Employment Services $35510 $17.07
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities $34650 $16.66
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $34630 $16.65
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly $33970 $16.33
Outpatient Care Centers $33270 $16.00
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $32660 $15.70
Individual and Family Services $30940 $14.88
Specialty Hospitals $30550 $14.69
Offices of Physicians $30520 $14.67
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $30130 $14.49
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $28300 $13.61
Vocational Rehabilitation Services $26050 $12.52
Management of Companies and Enterprises $25850 $12.43
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