Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

29-1123 Physical Therapists

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
185,440 1.0 % $38.38 $79,830 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.30 $31.66 $37.63 $44.14 $53.21
Annual Wage (2) $54,710 $65,860 $78,270 $91,810 $110,670


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 63,910 9.27 $37.56 $78,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 48,100 0.93 $37.84 $78,710
Home Health Care Services 22,010 1.96 $42.86 $89,150
Nursing Care Facilities 12,860 0.77 $40.01 $83,220
Offices of Physicians 9,010 0.38 $38.57 $80,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 63,910 9.27 $37.56 $78,120
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 6,570 2.98 $38.13 $79,320
Home Health Care Services 22,010 1.96 $42.86 $89,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 48,100 0.93 $37.84 $78,710
Nursing Care Facilities 12,860 0.77 $40.01 $83,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 120 0.01 $43.76 $91,020
Home Health Care Services 22,010 1.96 $42.86 $89,150
Employment Services 3,030 0.10 $40.68 $84,610
Nursing Care Facilities 12,860 0.77 $40.01 $83,220
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 1,280 0.17 $39.83 $82,840


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 15,420 1.10 0.76 $41.78 $86,890
New York 13,490 1.60 1.11 $37.90 $78,840
Florida 12,020 1.68 1.16 $39.45 $82,050
Texas 11,880 1.15 0.80 $43.51 $90,500
Pennsylvania 9,370 1.69 1.17 $36.85 $76,640




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 1,050 2.33 1.61 $39.54 $82,240
Vermont 660 2.26 1.57 $34.67 $72,110
Maine 1,300 2.26 1.56 $35.73 $74,320
Connecticut 3,530 2.19 1.52 $38.70 $80,490
Massachusetts 6,880 2.18 1.51 $37.65 $78,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,370 1.23 0.85 $47.03 $97,810
Alaska 410 1.31 0.91 $44.23 $91,990
Texas 11,880 1.15 0.80 $43.51 $90,500
District of Columbia 400 0.62 0.43 $42.94 $89,300
New Jersey 6,330 1.68 1.16 $42.44 $88,270





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,470 1.48 1.02 $40.18 $83,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,750 1.61 1.11 $37.98 $78,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,080 1.07 0.74 $41.74 $86,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,280 1.96 1.35 $36.69 $76,310
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,810 1.55 1.07 $36.83 $76,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,750 1.34 0.93 $45.67 $94,990
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,600 2.51 1.73 $36.63 $76,190
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,550 2.11 1.46 $40.95 $85,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,500 0.98 0.68 $40.26 $83,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,460 1.45 1.00 $37.94 $78,920