Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
48,630 2.0 % $12.50 $25,990 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.57 $9.89 $11.69 $14.20 $17.49
Annual Wage (2) $17,820 $20,560 $24,310 $29,540 $36,390


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 26,410 3.56 $11.80 $24,540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,210 0.16 $13.37 $27,810
Offices of Physicians 4,220 0.17 $12.41 $25,820
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 3,420 0.21 $14.06 $29,250
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,380 0.99 $12.86 $26,750

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 26,410 3.56 $11.80 $24,540
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,380 0.99 $12.86 $26,750
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 3,420 0.21 $14.06 $29,250
Offices of Physicians 4,220 0.17 $12.41 $25,820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,210 0.16 $13.37 $27,810

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 330 0.15 $21.84 $45,420
Employment Services (8) (8) $16.73 $34,790
Elementary and Secondary Schools 50 (7) $15.88 $33,020
Home Health Care Services 420 0.03 $15.67 $32,600
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 100 0.02 $15.31 $31,840


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 6,050 0.41 1.12 $13.69 $28,480
Texas 4,980 0.46 1.24 $11.15 $23,180
New Jersey 3,350 0.88 2.39 $12.84 $26,700
New York 3,110 0.36 0.98 $13.24 $27,530
Illinois 2,740 0.48 1.31 $13.87 $28,850




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 3,350 0.88 2.39 $12.84 $26,700
Utah 960 0.78 2.12 $10.36 $21,540
Nebraska 710 0.77 2.09 $10.67 $22,200
Delaware 300 0.73 1.98 $12.02 $24,990
Rhode Island 310 0.68 1.85 $12.66 $26,340




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 0.15 0.40 $17.26 $35,890
Vermont 60 0.21 0.58 $15.14 $31,490
Hawaii 120 0.19 0.52 $14.98 $31,160
Indiana 750 0.26 0.72 $14.98 $31,150
Colorado 380 0.17 0.46 $14.65 $30,460





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,180 0.42 1.14 $13.00 $27,050
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,840 0.50 1.35 $12.50 $26,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.34 0.93 $13.48 $28,040
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.61 1.67 $12.75 $26,520
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,080 1.13 3.08 $13.66 $28,400
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.69 1.88 $14.78 $30,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 960 0.45 1.21 $12.24 $25,450
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 900 0.92 2.50 $12.35 $25,680
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 870 0.71 1.93 $13.36 $27,800
Baltimore-Towson, MD 740 0.58 1.58 $11.14 $23,180




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 100 1.81 4.93 $9.04 $18,810
Abilene, TX 100 1.64 4.47 $9.33 $19,400
San Angelo, TX 60 1.41 3.85 $10.24 $21,300
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 260 1.30 3.54 $9.63 $20,030
Redding, CA 70 1.18 3.22 $13.95 $29,010
Pascagoula, MS 60 1.17 3.19 $12.03 $25,020
Merced, CA 70 1.15 3.13 $11.10 $23,080
Macon, GA 110 1.14 3.10 $11.23 $23,350
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,080 1.13 3.08 $13.66 $28,400
Lafayette, LA 170 1.11 3.02 $10.37 $21,570