Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
228,600 1.0 % $42.73 $88,880 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.03 $34.94 $42.27 $49.29 $59.30
Annual Wage (2) $60,390 $72,680 $87,930 $102,530 $123,350


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 81,820 9.00 $41.21 $85,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 54,440 0.98 $43.27 $90,000
Home Health Care Services 27,940 1.93 $46.38 $96,470
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 14,870 0.92 $44.66 $92,890
Offices of Physicians 12,120 0.47 $41.53 $86,390

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 81,820 9.00 $41.21 $85,720
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 7,810 2.98 $42.69 $88,790
Home Health Care Services 27,940 1.93 $46.38 $96,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 54,440 0.98 $43.27 $90,000
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 14,870 0.92 $44.66 $92,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 30 0.02 $51.78 $107,700
Child Day Care Services 210 0.02 $46.46 $96,630
Home Health Care Services 27,940 1.93 $46.38 $96,470
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,590 0.17 $46.03 $95,740
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 360 0.02 $44.69 $92,950


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 20,630 1.21 0.77 $46.69 $97,110
New York 16,660 1.78 1.12 $42.05 $87,470
Texas 16,120 1.33 0.84 $44.68 $92,940
Florida 12,750 1.48 0.94 $42.02 $87,410
Pennsylvania 11,720 2.00 1.27 $41.85 $87,050




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 740 2.41 1.53 $36.06 $75,010
Massachusetts 8,320 2.33 1.48 $44.11 $91,750
Connecticut 3,790 2.28 1.44 $46.16 $96,010
Maine 1,380 2.27 1.44 $36.97 $76,910
Montana 1,040 2.24 1.42 $38.00 $79,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,700 1.26 0.80 $51.89 $107,920
Alaska 640 2.03 1.28 $47.68 $99,180
New Jersey 7,560 1.87 1.18 $47.01 $97,770
New Mexico 1,210 1.49 0.95 $46.74 $97,210
California 20,630 1.21 0.77 $46.69 $97,110





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 16,580 1.75 1.11 $45.28 $94,190
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,640 1.86 1.18 $44.47 $92,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,130 1.33 0.84 $46.25 $96,200
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 6,460 2.34 1.48 $44.10 $91,730
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,940 1.66 1.05 $45.99 $95,660
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,440 1.91 1.21 $44.35 $92,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,840 1.55 0.98 $43.83 $91,170
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4,080 2.07 1.31 $45.47 $94,570
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,830 1.48 0.94 $42.31 $88,010
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,050 1.56 0.99 $40.26 $83,750