Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
200,670 0.9 % $40.35 $83,940 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.31 $33.02 $39.61 $46.18 $55.81
Annual Wage (2) $56,800 $68,690 $82,390 $96,060 $116,090


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 71,520 9.24 $39.32 $81,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50,190 0.96 $40.01 $83,230
Home Health Care Services 24,740 1.97 $45.48 $94,600
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,460 0.75 $42.74 $88,890
Offices of Physicians 11,040 0.45 $39.49 $82,130

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 71,520 9.24 $39.32 $81,790
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 6,880 2.79 $40.14 $83,500
Home Health Care Services 24,740 1.97 $45.48 $94,600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50,190 0.96 $40.01 $83,230
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,460 0.75 $42.74 $88,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $46.54 $96,810
Home Health Care Services 24,740 1.97 $45.48 $94,600
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,460 0.75 $42.74 $88,890
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,650 0.20 $41.92 $87,190
Employment Services 3,720 0.11 $40.72 $84,700


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 17,200 1.14 0.77 $44.29 $92,120
New York 15,310 1.74 1.17 $40.59 $84,420
Texas 11,730 1.04 0.70 $44.02 $91,560
Florida 11,510 1.50 1.01 $40.40 $84,030
Pennsylvania 10,680 1.89 1.27 $38.89 $80,890



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)
Montana 1,000 2.27 1.53 $33.46 $69,590
New Hampshire 1,400 2.23 1.50 $37.41 $77,820
Connecticut 3,640 2.21 1.49 $41.90 $87,150
Massachusetts 7,300 2.20 1.48 $39.57 $82,300
Vermont 660 2.19 1.48 $35.42 $73,660



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,500 1.26 0.85 $61.49 $127,900
Alaska 500 1.54 1.04 $46.32 $96,350
New Jersey 7,000 1.81 1.22 $44.42 $92,380
California 17,200 1.14 0.77 $44.29 $92,120
Texas 11,730 1.04 0.70 $44.02 $91,560




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 8,660 1.61 1.08 $43.86 $91,220
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,990 2.13 1.43 $38.00 $79,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,410 1.09 0.73 $42.21 $87,790
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,990 2.22 1.50 $39.63 $82,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,270 1.76 1.18 $39.61 $82,380
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,100 2.45 1.65 $42.17 $87,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,950 1.61 1.09 $40.31 $83,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,820 1.18 0.80 $39.00 $81,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,690 1.13 0.76 $39.93 $83,050
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,630 1.17 0.79 $47.84 $99,510