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Physical Therapist Aides Salary Information

The salary statistics of physical therapist aides are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of physical therapist aides within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The physical therapist aides annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Physical Therapist Aides Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,620
25th Percentile Wage
$22,120
50th Percentile Wage
$25,730
75th Percentile Wage
$31,040
90th Percentile Wage
$38,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapist aides. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) physical therapist aides is $38,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,620. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 96% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physical therapist aides from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$25,730
0.19% 7.19%
2016
$25,680
2.18% -
2015
$25,120
1.87% -
2014
$24,650
1.38% -
2013
$24,310
1.77% -
2012
$23,880
- -

Table 2. Physical Therapist Aides Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of physical therapist aides in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for physical therapist aides occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $31,280. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $22,110).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$31,280
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$30,240
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$28,520
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$27,040
Federal, State, and Local Government
$26,580
Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$24,790
Wholesale Trade
$22,110

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Physical Therapist Aides by States

From the above tables we note that not only physical therapist aides salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of physical therapist aides in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $20,470 to $36,990. The highest paying state for physical therapist aides is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $36,990. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $20,470. For more salary information of physical therapist aides profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Minnesota
$36,990
Alaska
$35,400
New Hampshire
$35,140
Vermont
$32,760
District of Columbia
$31,890
Connecticut
$31,120
Colorado
$31,050
Massachusetts
$30,620
Illinois
$30,570
Maine
$30,460
North Dakota
$29,330
Oregon
$29,180
Rhode Island
$29,030
New Mexico
$28,310
California
$27,980
Montana
$27,820
Wisconsin
$27,580
Ohio
$27,240
South Dakota
$26,830
North Carolina
$26,800
Washington
$26,260
New Jersey
$26,170
Indiana
$26,130
Arkansas
$25,970
Arizona
$25,950
Pennsylvania
$25,950
Florida
$25,940
New York
$25,780
Texas
$25,700
Idaho
$25,090
Virginia
$24,810
Maryland
$24,660
Iowa
$24,520
Hawaii
$24,340
Michigan
$24,250
Nebraska
$24,180
Wyoming
$24,090
Delaware
$23,980
Nevada
$23,750
Missouri
$23,650
Tennessee
$23,490
West Virginia
$23,440
Kentucky
$23,370
South Carolina
$22,930
Georgia
$22,570
Louisiana
$22,330
Alabama
$22,320
Mississippi
$22,290
Kansas
$22,170
Utah
$21,600
Oklahoma
$21,280
Puerto Rico
$20,470



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