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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Physical Therapists
Industry profile for Physical Therapists
Geographic profile for Physical Therapists

National estimates for Physical Therapists: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Physical Therapists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
220,870 1.1 % $ 44.08 $ 91,680 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Physical Therapists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 30.54 $ 36.23 $ 43.75 $ 50.99 $ 60.95
Annual Wage (2) $ 63,530 $ 75,360 $ 91,010 $ 106,060 $ 126,780


Industry profile for Physical Therapists: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Physical Therapists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 78,210 8.66 $ 41.91 $ 87,170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 55,790 1.00 $ 44.79 $ 93,160
Home Health Care Services 25,460 1.70 $ 47.32 $ 98,430
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,190 0.79 $ 46.82 $ 97,390
Offices of Physicians 12,110 0.47 $ 43.94 $ 91,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Physical Therapists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 78,210 8.66 $ 41.91 $ 87,170
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 9,080 3.40 $ 44.25 $ 92,030
Home Health Care Services 25,460 1.70 $ 47.32 $ 98,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 55,790 1.00 $ 44.79 $ 93,160
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,190 0.79 $ 46.82 $ 97,390

Top paying industries for Physical Therapists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 50 0.04 $ 52.17 $ 108,520
Outpatient Care Centers 5,750 0.60 $ 50.77 $ 105,600
Individual and Family Services 2,720 0.11 $ 48.67 $ 101,240
Child Day Care Services 310 0.04 $ 48.03 $ 99,910
Office Administrative Services 130 0.03 $ 47.36 $ 98,510


Geographic profile for Physical Therapists: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Physical Therapists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 22,100 1.35 0.85 $ 50.24 $ 104,500
New York 16,150 1.86 1.17 $ 44.64 $ 92,860
Texas 14,710 1.22 0.77 $ 43.69 $ 90,870
Florida 13,630 1.61 1.02 $ 41.06 $ 85,410
Pennsylvania 10,670 1.94 1.22 $ 43.70 $ 90,890




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Physical Therapists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 1,120 2.46 1.55 $ 40.67 $ 84,600
Connecticut 3,670 2.38 1.50 $ 48.36 $ 100,580
Vermont 670 2.38 1.50 $ 39.22 $ 81,580
Delaware 930 2.19 1.38 $ 46.76 $ 97,260
South Dakota 860 2.10 1.32 $ 37.91 $ 78,850




Top paying states for Physical Therapists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,630 1.30 0.82 $ 52.20 $ 108,580
California 22,100 1.35 0.85 $ 50.24 $ 104,500
Alaska 610 2.07 1.31 $ 48.65 $ 101,190
New Jersey 6,960 1.84 1.16 $ 48.43 $ 100,740
Connecticut 3,670 2.38 1.50 $ 48.36 $ 100,580





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Physical Therapists:

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 16,250 1.84 1.16 $ 47.81 $ 99,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,710 1.50 0.94 $ 50.77 $ 105,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,500 1.72 1.08 $ 47.77 $ 99,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,890 1.81 1.14 $ 45.60 $ 94,850
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,790 1.84 1.16 $ 41.62 $ 86,570
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,550 1.27 0.80 $ 46.10 $ 95,880
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,900 1.56 0.98 $ 39.20 $ 81,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,810 1.26 0.79 $ 46.02 $ 95,710
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,640 1.86 1.17 $ 44.19 $ 91,910
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 3,430 1.93 1.22 $ 42.90 $ 89,230




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Physical Therapists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Punta Gorda, FL 320 6.99 4.40 $ 48.91 $ 101,720
Homosassa Springs, FL 140 4.49 2.83 $ 42.15 $ 87,670
New Bedford, MA 250 4.17 2.63 $ 44.63 $ 92,830
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 150 3.99 2.51 $ 45.22 $ 94,060
Bay City, MI 120 3.92 2.47 $ 38.58 $ 80,250
Rochester, MN 430 3.73 2.35 $ 41.15 $ 85,590
Coeur d'Alene, ID 220 3.68 2.32 $ 40.88 $ 85,040
Athens-Clarke County, GA 290 3.43 2.16 $ 38.70 $ 80,510
Las Cruces, NM 230 3.42 2.15 $ 48.99 $ 101,900
Johnstown, PA 150 3.29 2.07 $ 40.41 $ 84,050