Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
216,920 1.0 % $41.93 $87,220 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.97 $33.98 $41.06 $48.50 $58.71
Annual Wage (2) $58,190 $70,680 $85,400 $100,880 $122,130


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 79,030 9.44 $40.92 $85,110
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 52,550 0.97 $41.85 $87,040
Home Health Care Services 24,810 1.83 $47.23 $98,230
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 14,400 0.88 $44.55 $92,670
Offices of Physicians 11,880 0.47 $40.15 $83,510

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 79,030 9.44 $40.92 $85,110
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 7,790 3.05 $41.37 $86,050
Home Health Care Services 24,810 1.83 $47.23 $98,230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 52,550 0.97 $41.85 $87,040
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 14,400 0.88 $44.55 $92,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 24,810 1.83 $47.23 $98,230
Other Schools and Instruction 110 0.03 $45.73 $95,110
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 14,400 0.88 $44.55 $92,670
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,330 0.15 $44.11 $91,760
Outpatient Care Centers 5,120 0.61 $42.80 $89,030


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 19,910 1.25 0.81 $45.84 $95,350
New York 16,390 1.80 1.17 $41.22 $85,730
Texas 14,910 1.27 0.82 $45.79 $95,240
Florida 12,480 1.52 0.98 $41.60 $86,520
Illinois 11,030 1.87 1.21 $43.45 $90,370




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)
Massachusetts 8,420 2.43 1.58 $41.40 $86,110
Vermont 740 2.41 1.56 $37.43 $77,860
New Hampshire 1,520 2.35 1.52 $38.75 $80,610
Maine 1,390 2.33 1.51 $36.19 $75,280
Connecticut 3,800 2.28 1.48 $43.98 $91,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,580 1.24 0.81 $58.09 $120,820
New Jersey 6,920 1.75 1.13 $46.58 $96,890
California 19,910 1.25 0.81 $45.84 $95,350
Texas 14,910 1.27 0.82 $45.79 $95,240
Alaska 460 1.44 0.93 $44.74 $93,060





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,520 1.60 1.03 $45.37 $94,370
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,730 2.13 1.38 $44.65 $92,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,160 1.22 0.79 $44.29 $92,120
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,340 2.41 1.56 $41.68 $86,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,230 1.74 1.13 $46.75 $97,230
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,380 2.62 1.70 $41.57 $86,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,220 1.29 0.84 $44.68 $92,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,840 1.11 0.72 $41.51 $86,340
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,790 2.31 1.50 $45.29 $94,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,750 0.94 0.61 $43.18 $89,820