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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
49,270 2.3 % $14.03 $29,180 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.76 $11.21 $12.98 $15.53 $19.11
Annual Wage (2) $20,310 $23,320 $27,000 $32,310 $39,740


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 30,410 3.18 $13.06 $27,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,200 0.13 $15.46 $32,160
Offices of Physicians 3,270 0.12 $14.30 $29,740
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 3,030 1.14 $14.45 $30,050
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,810 0.11 $19.50 $40,560

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 30,410 3.18 $13.06 $27,160
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 3,030 1.14 $14.45 $30,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,200 0.13 $15.46 $32,160
Offices of Physicians 3,270 0.12 $14.30 $29,740
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,810 0.11 $19.50 $40,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,810 0.11 $19.50 $40,560
Home Health Care Services 570 0.04 $19.45 $40,450
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 210 (7) $18.42 $38,320
Employment Services 320 0.01 $17.37 $36,130
Elementary and Secondary Schools 30 (7) $17.19 $35,750


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 7,220 0.42 1.24 $15.13 $31,480
Texas 5,070 0.41 1.21 $12.94 $26,910
New Jersey 3,560 0.87 2.59 $13.38 $27,830
New York 3,290 0.35 1.03 $15.48 $32,200
Florida 2,040 0.23 0.69 $13.52 $28,120




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)
Louisiana 1,750 0.91 2.72 $12.50 $26,010
New Jersey 3,560 0.87 2.59 $13.38 $27,830
Utah 900 0.60 1.79 $11.20 $23,300
Maryland 1,540 0.57 1.70 $13.06 $27,170
Tennessee 1,540 0.51 1.53 $12.61 $26,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 40 0.13 0.39 $22.98 $47,800
Minnesota 280 0.10 0.29 $18.82 $39,150
Idaho 220 0.30 0.88 $16.73 $34,810
Massachusetts 810 0.22 0.67 $16.59 $34,510
Vermont 40 0.14 0.42 $16.19 $33,680





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,700 0.59 1.76 $14.33 $29,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,250 0.36 1.07 $15.15 $31,510
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,840 0.50 1.50 $13.33 $27,720
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,100 0.38 1.14 $16.38 $34,060
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,070 0.72 2.13 $13.62 $28,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,030 0.32 0.96 $14.46 $30,080
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 980 0.71 2.13 $12.62 $26,250
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 970 0.21 0.62 $14.30 $29,740
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 850 0.34 1.03 $17.08 $35,520
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 750 0.28 0.85 $13.70 $28,490




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)
Sebring, FL 50 2.03 6.04 $12.03 $25,030
Jackson, MI 100 1.80 5.37 $11.42 $23,750
Abilene, TX 110 1.64 4.88 $12.32 $25,620
San Angelo, TX 70 1.54 4.59 $13.74 $28,590
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 380 1.44 4.30 $10.66 $22,170
Manhattan, KS 50 1.42 4.23 $10.99 $22,860
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 120 1.38 4.10 $10.33 $21,500
Gadsden, AL 50 1.37 4.08 $15.19 $31,600
Grand Island, NE 60 1.35 4.02 $12.62 $26,260
Baton Rouge, LA 510 1.29 3.85 (8) (8)