Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
50,540 2.1 % $13.19 $27,440 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.00 $10.23 $12.08 $14.60 $18.29
Annual Wage (2) $18,720 $21,280 $25,120 $30,360 $38,040


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 28,850 3.58 $12.25 $25,480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,770 0.15 $14.16 $29,460
Offices of Physicians 4,250 0.17 $13.86 $28,820
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 3,130 0.19 $14.97 $31,130
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,330 0.94 $13.43 $27,940

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 28,850 3.58 $12.25 $25,480
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,330 0.94 $13.43 $27,940
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 3,130 0.19 $14.97 $31,130
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 430 0.19 $31.21 $64,910
Offices of Physicians 4,250 0.17 $13.86 $28,820

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 430 0.19 $31.21 $64,910
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 100 0.03 $17.06 $35,490
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 90 0.02 $16.18 $33,660
Home Health Care Services 500 0.04 $15.85 $32,970
Elementary and Secondary Schools (8) (8) $15.29 $31,800


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 6,400 0.41 1.13 $14.23 $29,590
Texas 5,640 0.49 1.33 $11.72 $24,380
New Jersey 3,720 0.95 2.60 $12.92 $26,870
New York 3,410 0.38 1.03 $13.29 $27,630
Illinois 2,820 0.48 1.32 $20.22 $42,060



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)
New Jersey 3,720 0.95 2.60 $12.92 $26,870
Delaware 390 0.89 2.43 $11.44 $23,790
Rhode Island 330 0.70 1.90 $13.03 $27,110
Louisiana 1,360 0.70 1.91 $10.92 $22,720
Tennessee 1,800 0.64 1.74 $11.04 $22,970



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 2,820 0.48 1.32 $20.22 $42,060
Alaska 40 0.12 0.31 $17.68 $36,770
District of Columbia 100 0.15 0.41 $16.62 $34,580
Minnesota 370 0.13 0.36 $16.50 $34,310
Connecticut 660 0.40 1.09 $15.07 $31,350




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 3,460 0.53 1.46 $12.75 $26,510
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,770 0.50 1.35 $17.98 $37,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.32 0.87 $14.40 $29,950
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.97 2.63 $13.62 $28,330
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.71 1.94 $13.23 $27,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.46 1.27 $11.91 $24,780
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 930 0.73 1.99 $14.21 $29,550
Pittsburgh, PA 750 0.67 1.82 $15.92 $33,120
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 750 0.57 1.56 $11.54 $24,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 690 0.23 0.64 $12.79 $26,600



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 170 3.00 8.18 $11.37 $23,650
Grand Island, NE 80 1.88 5.12 $10.33 $21,490
Lewiston, ID-WA 40 1.51 4.11 $12.45 $25,890
Abilene, TX 100 1.51 4.12 $11.05 $22,990
San Angelo, TX 70 1.46 3.99 $12.99 $27,030
Homosassa Springs, FL 40 1.29 3.51 $12.40 $25,780
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 610 1.21 3.30 $12.48 $25,960
Gadsden, AL 40 1.15 3.15 $14.53 $30,210
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 150 1.11 3.04 $10.02 $20,840
Monroe, LA 80 1.08 2.95 $10.06 $20,930