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What is the average salary for Physical Therapists in the United States?

Physical Therapists earn an average hourly wage of $40.35. Hourly wages typically start from $27.31 and go up to $55.81. Physical Therapists earn an average salary of $83,940 per year. Salaries typically start from $56,800 and go up to $116,090.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Physical Therapists in the United States earn:

$55.81 an hour $116,090 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Physical Therapists in the United States earn:

$46.18 an hour $96,060 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Physical Therapists in the United States earn:

$39.61 an hour $82,390 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Physical Therapists in the United States earn:

$33.02 an hour $68,690 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Physical Therapists in the United States earn:

$27.31 an hour $56,800 per year

Historical salary for Physical Therapists in the United States

Physical Therapist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Physical Therapist Salary in Nevada $61.49 $127,900 # 1
Physical Therapist Salary in Alaska $46.32 $96,350 # 2
Physical Therapist Salary in New Jersey $44.42 $92,380 # 3
Physical Therapist Salary in California $44.29 $92,120 # 4
Physical Therapist Salary in Texas $44.02 $91,560 # 5
Physical Therapist Salary in Maryland $42.48 $88,370 # 6
Physical Therapist Salary in New Mexico $42.22 $87,820 # 7
Physical Therapist Salary in Mississippi $42.04 $87,440 # 8
Physical Therapist Salary in Connecticut $41.90 $87,150 # 9
Physical Therapist Salary in Virginia $40.92 $85,120 # 10
Physical Therapist Salary in Arizona $40.82 $84,910 # 11
Physical Therapist Salary in Alabama $40.67 $84,590 # 12
Physical Therapist Salary in New York $40.59 $84,420 # 13
Physical Therapist Salary in Florida $40.40 $84,030 # 14
Physical Therapist Salary in District of Columbia $40.37 $83,970 # 15
Physical Therapist Salary in Washington $40.23 $83,680 # 16
Physical Therapist Salary in Tennessee $40.06 $83,320 # 17
Physical Therapist Salary in Michigan $39.93 $83,060 # 18
Physical Therapist Salary in Kentucky $39.83 $82,850 # 19
Physical Therapist Salary in Ohio $39.79 $82,770 # 20
Physical Therapist Salary in Georgia $39.65 $82,470 # 21
Physical Therapist Salary in West Virginia $39.64 $82,440 # 22
Physical Therapist Salary in Massachusetts $39.57 $82,300 # 23
Physical Therapist Salary in Indiana $39.20 $81,540 # 24
Physical Therapist Salary in Louisiana $39.08 $81,280 # 25
Physical Therapist Salary in Delaware $39.04 $81,200 # 26
Physical Therapist Salary in Oklahoma $38.93 $80,980 # 27
Physical Therapist Salary in Pennsylvania $38.89 $80,890 # 28
Physical Therapist Salary in Wyoming $38.79 $80,690 # 29
Physical Therapist Salary in Kansas $38.74 $80,590 # 30
Physical Therapist Salary in Hawaii $38.66 $80,410 # 31
Physical Therapist Salary in Rhode Island $38.62 $80,330 # 32
Physical Therapist Salary in North Carolina $38.48 $80,050 # 33
Physical Therapist Salary in Illinois $38.28 $79,620 # 34
Physical Therapist Salary in Wisconsin $38.21 $79,480 # 35
Physical Therapist Salary in Oregon $38.17 $79,390 # 36
Physical Therapist Salary in Utah $38.12 $79,300 # 37
Physical Therapist Salary in Arkansas $37.84 $78,700 # 38
Physical Therapist Salary in South Carolina $37.81 $78,650 # 39
Physical Therapist Salary in New Hampshire $37.41 $77,820 # 40
Physical Therapist Salary in Maine $37.30 $77,580 # 41
Physical Therapist Salary in Idaho $37.09 $77,140 # 42
Physical Therapist Salary in Minnesota $36.95 $76,860 # 43
Physical Therapist Salary in Colorado $36.64 $76,210 # 44
Physical Therapist Salary in Iowa $36.49 $75,900 # 45
Physical Therapist Salary in Missouri $36.36 $75,620 # 46
Physical Therapist Salary in Nebraska $35.54 $73,910 # 47
Physical Therapist Salary in Vermont $35.42 $73,660 # 48
Physical Therapist Salary in South Dakota $34.22 $71,180 # 49
Physical Therapist Salary in North Dakota $33.60 $69,900 # 50
Physical Therapist Salary in Montana $33.46 $69,590 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics