Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
225,420 1.1 % $42.34 $88,080 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.40 $34.46 $41.76 $48.94 $58.97
Annual Wage (2) $59,080 $71,670 $86,850 $101,790 $122,650


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 80,960 9.24 $41.31 $85,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 54,700 0.99 $42.62 $88,660
Home Health Care Services 26,890 1.93 $46.19 $96,070
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 15,310 0.94 $44.36 $92,270
Offices of Physicians 11,610 0.46 $40.69 $84,640

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 80,960 9.24 $41.31 $85,930
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 8,150 3.13 $41.97 $87,310
Home Health Care Services 26,890 1.93 $46.19 $96,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 54,700 0.99 $42.62 $88,660
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 15,310 0.94 $44.36 $92,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 26,890 1.93 $46.19 $96,070
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $46.03 $95,740
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,440 0.16 $45.05 $93,710
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 15,310 0.94 $44.36 $92,270
Child Day Care Services 240 0.03 $43.46 $90,410


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 20,450 1.23 0.77 $45.95 $95,570
Texas 15,930 1.34 0.85 $46.12 $95,920
New York 15,750 1.71 1.08 $40.65 $84,560
Florida 12,810 1.52 0.96 $42.06 $87,480
Illinois 11,400 1.92 1.22 $43.29 $90,040




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 780 2.55 1.61 $37.16 $77,290
Maine 1,480 2.47 1.56 $36.47 $75,850
Massachusetts 8,690 2.46 1.56 $42.85 $89,130
Connecticut 3,940 2.38 1.51 $44.96 $93,520
Montana 990 2.16 1.36 $37.56 $78,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,560 1.19 0.75 $49.45 $102,860
New Jersey 7,460 1.86 1.18 $47.70 $99,220
Alaska 500 1.56 0.99 $46.71 $97,150
Texas 15,930 1.34 0.85 $46.12 $95,920
California 20,450 1.23 0.77 $45.95 $95,570



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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 10,180 1.52 0.96 $44.62 $92,810
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,780 2.12 1.34 $44.33 $92,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,040 1.36 0.86 $43.98 $91,470
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,500 2.45 1.55 $43.69 $90,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,360 1.75 1.11 $46.48 $96,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,680 1.46 0.92 $44.22 $91,970
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,380 2.59 1.64 $42.12 $87,600
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,900 2.36 1.49 $44.68 $92,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,840 1.47 0.93 $39.54 $82,230
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,760 0.94 0.59 $44.66 $92,900


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kokomo, IN 140 3.60 2.28 $42.15 $87,680
Gadsden, AL 130 3.55 2.25 $50.45 $104,940
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 330 3.45 2.18 $42.56 $88,520
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 280 3.45 2.18 $41.80 $86,950
Abilene, TX 220 3.44 2.18 $43.35 $90,170
Lewiston, ID-WA 90 3.33 2.11 $36.18 $75,250
Bend-Redmond, OR 260 3.32 2.10 $36.39 $75,700
Rocky Mount, NC 180 3.30 2.08 $52.04 $108,240
Saginaw, MI 270 3.22 2.03 $39.67 $82,510
Sebring, FL 80 3.21 2.03 $43.10 $89,640