Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
50,030 2.3 % $13.41 $27,890 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.31 $10.52 $12.35 $14.83 $18.43
Annual Wage (2) $19,370 $21,880 $25,680 $30,850 $38,340


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 28,840 3.44 $12.40 $25,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,940 0.15 $14.62 $30,400
Offices of Physicians 3,630 0.14 $14.04 $29,190
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 2,850 0.17 $15.22 $31,660
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,570 1.01 $13.98 $29,080

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 28,840 3.44 $12.40 $25,790
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,570 1.01 $13.98 $29,080
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 550 0.24 $25.56 $53,170
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 2,850 0.17 $15.22 $31,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,940 0.15 $14.62 $30,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 550 0.24 $25.56 $53,170
Vocational Rehabilitation Services (8) (8) $17.85 $37,130
Elementary and Secondary Schools 60 (7) $15.92 $33,120
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 2,850 0.17 $15.22 $31,660
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 370 0.04 $14.81 $30,800


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 6,300 0.39 1.11 $14.39 $29,930
Texas 5,650 0.48 1.35 $12.41 $25,820
New Jersey 3,480 0.88 2.47 $13.24 $27,540
Illinois 2,960 0.50 1.41 $19.72 $41,020
New York 2,940 0.32 0.91 $13.57 $28,220




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 440 1.01 2.83 $11.44 $23,790
New Jersey 3,480 0.88 2.47 $13.24 $27,540
Maryland 1,590 0.60 1.69 $13.27 $27,610
Louisiana 1,160 0.60 1.70 $11.20 $23,300
Tennessee 1,690 0.58 1.64 $11.49 $23,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 2,960 0.50 1.41 $19.72 $41,020
Minnesota 320 0.11 0.32 $17.87 $37,170
Alaska 30 0.10 0.27 $17.59 $36,580
District of Columbia 80 0.12 0.33 $17.52 $36,440
Colorado 450 0.18 0.50 $15.57 $32,380





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,840 0.43 1.21 $13.01 $27,050
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,920 0.53 1.48 $17.70 $36,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.32 0.90 $14.02 $29,150
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.50 1.39 $12.83 $26,680
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.91 2.55 $13.84 $28,790
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.65 1.83 $13.34 $27,740
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 930 0.72 2.02 $14.05 $29,230
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 900 0.67 1.89 $12.56 $26,120
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 830 0.91 2.56 $11.75 $24,440
Pittsburgh, PA 820 0.72 2.02 $13.93 $28,970




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)
Wichita Falls, TX 160 2.81 7.88 $11.90 $24,760
Abilene, TX 130 2.07 5.82 $11.43 $23,770
Homosassa Springs, FL 70 2.04 5.73 $12.47 $25,940
Redding, CA 90 1.41 3.95 $13.15 $27,340
Odessa, TX 90 1.32 3.72 $12.28 $25,530
San Angelo, TX 60 1.25 3.52 $13.76 $28,620
Lewiston, ID-WA 30 1.25 3.51 $13.17 $27,390
Salisbury, MD-DE 180 1.14 3.20 $11.63 $24,190
Rome, GA 40 1.14 3.20 $11.54 $24,010
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 560 1.08 3.04 $13.05 $27,140