Physical therapy aides play a key role in the healthcare industry in keeping a physical therapy facility running smoothly. They work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist to prepare patients for physical therapy and support administrative functions. With opportunities nationwide, physical therapy aides can earn competitive salaries. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the average income for a physical therapy aide is $25,680 a year. New physical therapy aide jobs are on course to increase by 30% before 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.