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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
233,350 1.1 % $43.35 $90,170 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.87 $35.55 $43.00 $50.10 $59.97
Annual Wage (2) $62,120 $73,940 $89,440 $104,210 $124,740


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 85,290 8.92 $41.69 $86,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 55,840 1.00 $44.03 $91,590
Home Health Care Services 28,290 1.89 $46.58 $96,900
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 13,940 0.87 $45.49 $94,620
Offices of Physicians 12,480 0.47 $42.64 $88,700

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 85,290 8.92 $41.69 $86,720
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 8,640 3.26 $43.10 $89,640
Home Health Care Services 28,290 1.89 $46.58 $96,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 55,840 1.00 $44.03 $91,590
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 13,940 0.87 $45.49 $94,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 40 0.03 $51.06 $106,210
Other Residential Care Facilities (8) (8) $50.06 $104,120
Child Day Care Services 400 0.04 $47.93 $99,700
Outpatient Care Centers 5,030 0.53 $46.86 $97,480
Home Health Care Services 28,290 1.89 $46.58 $96,900


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 21,730 1.25 0.79 $48.04 $99,920
New York 17,710 1.86 1.17 $43.69 $90,880
Texas 15,400 1.24 0.78 $43.09 $89,630
Florida 13,750 1.56 0.98 $41.39 $86,090
Pennsylvania 11,800 2.00 1.26 $42.52 $88,450




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)
Vermont 760 2.49 1.56 $38.95 $81,020
Montana 1,150 2.46 1.55 $39.48 $82,130
Delaware 1,070 2.36 1.49 $46.40 $96,520
Connecticut 3,930 2.36 1.49 $47.49 $98,780
Rhode Island 1,100 2.27 1.43 $41.13 $85,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,570 1.13 0.71 $52.19 $108,550
Alaska 640 2.02 1.27 $49.35 $102,650
California 21,730 1.25 0.79 $48.04 $99,920
New Jersey 7,860 1.92 1.21 $47.63 $99,060
Connecticut 3,930 2.36 1.49 $47.49 $98,780





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 17,790 1.84 1.16 $46.82 $97,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,780 1.41 0.89 $47.41 $98,610
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,440 1.81 1.14 $45.28 $94,180
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,650 2.02 1.27 $43.40 $90,260
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,560 1.93 1.22 $45.35 $94,330
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,680 1.28 0.81 $44.69 $92,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,610 1.45 0.91 $45.02 $93,650
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4,020 2.03 1.28 $44.32 $92,190
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,000 1.51 0.95 $40.46 $84,160
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,820 1.89 1.19 $42.86 $89,150