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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Physical Therapist Aides Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,370
25th Percentile Wage
$21,880
50th Percentile Wage
$25,680
75th Percentile Wage
$30,850
90th Percentile Wage
$38,340

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 $38,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,370. 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 97% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physical therapist aides from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201625,6802.18%7.01%
201525,1201.87%-
201424,6501.38%-
201324,3101.77%-
201223,880--

Table 2. Physical Therapist Aides Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of physical therapist aides in 6 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 $30,610. The lowest paying sector is the management of companies and enterprises sector (annual salary $23,000).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$30,610
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,350
Federal, State, and Local Government
$26,770
Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,620
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$23,000

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 $20,300 to $35,400. The highest paying state for physical therapist aides is Alaska with a median annual salary of $35,400. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $20,300. For more salary information of physical therapist aides profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$35,400
Minnesota
$35,380
Illinois
$32,870
Vermont
$32,760
District of Columbia
$32,320
New Hampshire
$32,210
Colorado
$31,440
Massachusetts
$29,410
Montana
$29,250
Connecticut
$28,710
Maine
$27,790
California
$27,640
North Dakota
$27,620
Nevada
$27,560
Oregon
$27,370
New Mexico
$27,270
New York
$27,270
Washington
$27,140
Iowa
$27,070
South Dakota
$27,040
Hawaii
$27,000
New Jersey
$26,840
Arkansas
$26,690
Ohio
$26,620
Arizona
$25,900
Pennsylvania
$25,740
Rhode Island
$25,630
North Carolina
$25,520
Florida
$25,320
Indiana
$25,230
Idaho
$25,030
Texas
$24,990
Wisconsin
$24,760
Maryland
$24,740
Wyoming
$24,460
Virginia
$23,900
Michigan
$23,750
Kansas
$23,480
Nebraska
$23,280
West Virginia
$23,170
Missouri
$23,160
Alabama
$22,940
Tennessee
$22,940
Delaware
$22,830
Georgia
$22,830
Louisiana
$22,400
Kentucky
$22,330
Mississippi
$22,160
South Carolina
$21,950
Utah
$21,870
Oklahoma
$21,310
Puerto Rico
$20,300


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