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Physical Therapist Aides in Florida

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Want to work in Florida as a Physical Therapist Aide? Read this first!

31.3% Jobs Projection
$26,780 Median Salary
430 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Physical Therapist Aides in Florida are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Physical Therapist Aides in Florida is growing faster than average.

  • Physical Therapist Aides in Florida earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Physical Therapist Aides Work in Florida?

In Florida, there were 2,320 people working as Physical Therapist Aides in the year 2018.

There were 2,430 Physical Therapist Aides employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Physical Therapist Aides in FL Employment Trend

The typical state has 520 Physical Therapist Aides working in it, which means Florida has more Physical Therapist Aides than average.

Physical Therapist Aides in FL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Physical Therapist Aides in this state are growing at a rate of 31.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 29.2%.

Job Projections for Physical Therapist Aides: Nation vs. FL

Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 430 annual job openings, and 3,360 total jobs in 2026 for Physical Therapist Aides in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 8,500 annual jobs and 67,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Physical Therapist Aides Make in Florida?

In 2018 wages for Physical Therapist Aides ranged from $21,320 to $32,690 with $26,780 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.25 to $15.72. The median hourly rate was $12.88.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $12.47 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.41.

The median salary in Florida is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Physical Therapist Aides Earnings: FL vs. National Average

Top Florida Metros for Physical Therapist Aides

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Physical Therapist Aides.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 780 $27,130
Jacksonville, FL 300 $24,430
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 270 $27,290
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 170 $28,070
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 100 $27,300
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 90 $24,680
Gainesville, FL 70 $27,690
Sebring, FL 50 $23,520
Tallahassee, FL 30 $24,930
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 30 $29,240

Top States for Physical Therapist Aides Employment

The table below shows the states where most Physical Therapist Aides work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 6,420 $28,030
Texas 4,880 $25,240
New Jersey 3,190 $25,950
New York 3,090 $28,080
Florida 2,320 $26,780
Pennsylvania 2,240 $26,160
Michigan 1,980 $25,470
Virginia 1,580 $26,030
Louisiana 1,460 $22,170
Tennessee 1,280 $23,220
Maryland 1,280 $24,010
Illinois 1,210 $28,150
Alabama 1,050 $23,180
Kentucky 980 $24,760
Arizona 940 $27,000
Georgia 890 $24,200
Utah 870 $21,650
Washington 860 $28,330
Massachusetts 800 $32,260
Ohio 700 $26,830

Below are the states where Physical Therapist Aides get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $37,590
Minnesota $36,160
Vermont $35,100
North Dakota $32,880
Massachusetts $32,260
New Hampshire $31,650
Colorado $30,420
Wisconsin $30,270
Maine $30,020
Connecticut $29,910

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