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Physical Therapist Aides in Pennsylvania

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Physical Therapist Aides in Pennsylvania

Is Pennsylvania a good place for you to work as a Physical Therapist Aide?

25.4% Jobs Projection
$26,160 Median Salary
360 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Physical Therapist Aides Work in Pennsylvania?

In 2018, there were 2,240 Physical Therapist Aides working in the state.

There were 2,170 Physical Therapist Aides employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Physical Therapist Aides in this state are growing at a rate of 25.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 29.2%.


Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 360 annual Physical Therapist Aides job openings in Pennsylvania, and 2,810 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Physical Therapist Aides Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Physical Therapist Aides ranged from $19,300 to $39,210 with $26,160 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.28 to $18.85. The median hourly rate was $12.58.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $12.48 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.10.

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


Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,010 $26,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,300 $26,860
Pittsburgh, PA 670 $25,670
Erie, PA 150 $21,730
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 150 $26,700
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 70 $28,260
York-Hanover, PA 50 $29,900
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 $28,160

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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