Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

31-2022 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.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
48,730 2.0 % $12.82 $26,660 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.83 $10.10 $11.85 $14.36 $17.71
Annual Wage (2) $18,370 $21,020 $24,650 $29,870 $36,830


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 27,320 3.53 $11.89 $24,730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,880 0.15 $13.76 $28,610
Offices of Physicians 4,200 0.17 $13.44 $27,950
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 3,260 0.20 $14.37 $29,890
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,180 0.88 $13.22 $27,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 27,320 3.53 $11.89 $24,730
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,180 0.88 $13.22 $27,500
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 3,260 0.20 $14.37 $29,890
Offices of Physicians 4,200 0.17 $13.44 $27,950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,880 0.15 $13.76 $28,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $16.59 $34,510
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 (7) $15.68 $32,610
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 100 0.02 $15.64 $32,530
Home Health Care Services 400 0.03 $15.38 $31,990
Local Government (OES Designation) 170 (7) $14.97 $31,140


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,690 0.38 1.04 $13.78 $28,670
Texas 5,080 0.45 1.25 $11.85 $24,650
New Jersey 3,540 0.92 2.54 $12.86 $26,750
Illinois 3,350 0.58 1.61 $15.85 $32,970
New York 3,310 0.38 1.04 $13.45 $27,970



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 410 0.96 2.66 $11.42 $23,750
New Jersey 3,540 0.92 2.54 $12.86 $26,750
Rhode Island 420 0.91 2.53 $12.23 $25,430
Nebraska 740 0.78 2.17 $10.58 $22,020
Utah 890 0.69 1.92 $10.62 $22,100



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 50 0.14 0.40 $18.59 $38,670
Illinois 3,350 0.58 1.61 $15.85 $32,970
Nevada 310 0.26 0.72 $15.67 $32,590
District of Columbia 90 0.13 0.37 $15.48 $32,190
Vermont 70 0.24 0.67 $15.33 $31,900




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,490 0.66 1.84 $13.87 $28,860
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,460 0.46 1.26 $13.19 $27,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.27 0.76 $14.10 $29,330
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,060 1.10 3.06 $13.70 $28,500
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.68 1.89 $13.03 $27,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 990 0.44 1.22 $12.34 $25,670
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 910 0.91 2.53 $12.54 $26,090
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 890 0.71 1.97 $13.71 $28,510
Baltimore-Towson, MD 750 0.58 1.61 $11.19 $23,270
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 730 0.39 1.08 $14.49 $30,130



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gadsden, AL 60 1.66 4.61 $17.35 $36,080
Abilene, TX 100 1.58 4.38 $11.04 $22,970
San Angelo, TX 70 1.49 4.13 $12.66 $26,330
Pascagoula, MS 80 1.44 4.00 $11.05 $22,990
Merced, CA 80 1.33 3.70 $11.61 $24,150
Lewiston, ID-WA 30 1.28 3.54 $11.61 $24,150
Lafayette, LA 190 1.22 3.38 $10.44 $21,720
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 230 1.12 3.10 $9.83 $20,450
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 150 1.12 3.12 $13.71 $28,510
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,060 1.10 3.06 $13.70 $28,500