How much does a physical therapy technician make?


Quick Answer

According to the 2012 United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, a physical therapy technician makes an average of $52,160 per year. The top 10 percent make $72,720 per year, while the bottom 10 percent earn less than $32,030 annually.

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Physical therapy techs who work for home health care services or nursing care facilities generally earn about $55,720 yearly, or $26.79 per hour. Those who work in the office of physical therapists earn an average of $23.77 per hour, or $49,430 per year.

The top paying cities for physical therapy techs are Lakeland, Florida ($77,230), San Antonio, Texas ($75,840) and McAllen, Texas ($75,490).

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