Physical Therapist Salary

physical-therapist-salary-chart.jpgPhysical therapists organize, plan, and assess rehabilitative programs that seek to improve/correct disabling conditions caused by injury/disease, relieve pain, increase strength, or improve mobility.

Salary

The mean salary of a physical therapist is $81,110 a year. The bottom 10% earns at most $55,620 annually. The top 10% earns at least $112,020 annually. The median salary is $79,860 yearly.

The best industries for employment are offices of “other” health practitioners (67,810 employed, $79,180 average); general medical and surgical hospitals (48,700 employed, $80,060); and home health care services (22,760 employed, $90,440 average). The top paying industry is home health care services, paying $90,440 on average.

The top three paying states are Nevada ($110,670 average), Alaska ($89,950), and New Jersey ($89,830).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of a physical therapist is expected to increase by 36% between 2012 and 2022, which is much faster than average.

Physical Therapist Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $55,530 $83,010 $116,180 $83,460
Alaska $67,450 $93,100 $137,030 $96,800
Arizona $45,630 $76,970 $116,020 $80,950
Arkansas $40,950 $79,120 $111,730 $77,040
California $65,520 $90,100 $118,020 $91,330
Colorado $49,100 $72,830 $103,430 $74,150
Connecticut $60,020 $82,590 $115,440 $84,300
Delaware $61,520 $78,090 $109,980 $81,850
Florida $53,720 $81,700 $118,260 $82,980
Georgia $61,770 $80,200 $107,800 $80,770
Hawaii $64,020 $82,470 $95,930 $80,080
Idaho $45,920 $77,840 $96,150 $77,160
Illinois $45,120 $76,910 $110,900 $77,300
Indiana $55,790 $80,180 $110,530 $80,970
Iowa $60,010 $75,450 $105,760 $80,880
Kansas $52,080 $75,630 $97,600 $75,430
Kentucky $63,040 $82,360 $108,050 $82,920
Louisiana $44,550 $79,670 $114,920 $78,330
Maine $54,260 $74,830 $106,430 $78,890
Maryland $59,330 $85,850 $117,450 $87,190
Massachusetts $60,070 $82,170 $108,530 $81,810
Michigan $54,280 $79,770 $113,070 $80,820
Minnesota $58,450 $77,310 $94,590 $76,560
Mississippi $55,790 $82,220 $117,100 $83,700
Missouri $52,870 $74,260 $95,890 $74,710
Montana $46,480 $68,790 $90,060 $68,850
Nebraska $51,940 $73,070 $102,670 $74,810
Nevada $67,150 $95,170 NA $115,220
New Hampshire $59,930 $75,500 $96,540 $76,130
New Jersey $65,180 $89,020 $122,540 $90,750
New Mexico $58,320 $84,610 $114,910 $84,710
New York $55,670 $77,550 $111,100 $79,670
North Carolina $59,220 $78,650 $104,070 $78,820
North Dakota $50,650 $68,420 $89,120 $67,880
Ohio $58,570 $80,390 $110,560 $81,370
Oklahoma $41,340 $78,090 $110,740 $76,920
Oregon $61,970 $80,340 $96,100 $79,000
Pennsylvania $53,420 $76,820 $110,120 $79,010
Rhode Island $59,140 $77,070 $108,420 $79,800
South Carolina $50,200 $77,400 $105,870 $76,480
South Dakota $51,320 $68,930 $90,820 $69,660
Tennessee $57,230 $80,460 $105,640 $79,900
Texas $60,810 $87,450 $133,790 $90,890
Utah $54,620 $77,340 $108,310 $81,470
Vermont $51,410 $70,550 $92,900 $72,250
Virginia $55,190 $81,410 $113,460 $83,090
Washington $63,040 $82,750 $108,910 $82,650
West Virginia $50,620 $80,320 $120,550 $81,900
Wisconsin $60,100 $79,320 $98,430 $78,660
Wyoming $57,830 $79,000 $104,870 $78,990