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Physical Therapist Aides in Washington

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Physical Therapist Aides in Washington

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

31.1% Jobs Projection
$28,330 Median Salary
150 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Physical Therapist Aides Work in Washington?

In 2018, there were 860 Physical Therapist Aides working in the state.

There were 820 Physical Therapist Aides employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Physical Therapist Aides in WA Employment Trend

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

Physical Therapist Aides in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Physical Therapist Aides in this state are growing at a rate of 31.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 29.2%.

Job Projections for Physical Therapist Aides: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 150 annual job openings, and 1,180 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Physical Therapist Aides ranged from $24,340 to $37,810 with $28,330 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.7 to $18.18. The median hourly rate was $13.62.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $12.62 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.00.

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

Physical Therapist Aides Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 $27,540
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 240 $30,770
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 180 $26,570
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 60 $28,100
Kennewick-Richland, WA 60 $28,550
Wenatchee, WA 50 $28,530
Bellingham, WA 30 $24,440

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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