The median annual wage of physical therapist assistants was $49,690 in May 2010. The median annual wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $31,070, and the top 10 percent earned more than $68,820.
The median annual wage of physical therapist aides was $23,680 in May 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $17,270, and the top 10 percent earned more than $34,670.
Most physical therapist assistants and aides work full time. About one in four worked part time in 2010. Many physical therapy offices and clinics have evening and weekend hours to match patients' personal schedules.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition