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Best states for a Physical Therapist

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It seems like Physical Therapists are becoming more and more common across America. But working conditions for Physical Therapists aren’t the same everywhere in the U.S.

Turns out, the median salary for the highest 10% of Physical Therapists in America is $83,000.

To that end, we dove into our dataset of job and salary numbers to figure out which states have the best opportunities for Physical Therapists. Alaska is the best state for Physical Therapists -- the median salary for Physical Therapists in Alaska is $87,191.

If you are currently seeking employment as a Physical Therapist, you can find open job positions using Zippia's search tools.

The 10 Best States in America For Physical Therapists in 2019

  1. Alaska
  2. Oklahoma
  3. South Carolina
  4. Nevada
  5. Michigan
  6. Tennessee
  7. Delaware
  8. Mississippi
  9. Wyoming
  10. California
  • (73 jobs)
  • (281 jobs)
  • (591 jobs)
  • (159 jobs)
  • (583 jobs)
  • (476 jobs)
  • (78 jobs)
  • (238 jobs)
  • (66 jobs)
  • (2,599 jobs)

How did we determine the ranking?

We analyzed our most recent data, particularly the employment statistics, and ranked all 50 states from best to worst for Physical Therapists.

Below is the list of the best states for Physical Therapists.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Physical Therapists in 2019

1. Alaska

Total Physical Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
73 $87,192 $75,000 $100,000 1.9
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physical Therapist Jobs in Alaska

2. Oklahoma

Total Physical Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
281 $75,600 $63,000 $90,000 1.53
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physical Therapist Jobs in Oklahoma

3. South Carolina

Total Physical Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
591 $74,442 $61,000 $90,000 2.14
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physical Therapist Jobs in South Carolina

4. Nevada

Total Physical Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
159 $76,070 $65,000 $87,000 1.06
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physical Therapist Jobs in Nevada

5. Michigan

Total Physical Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
583 $74,764 $63,000 $88,000 1.05
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physical Therapist Jobs in Michigan

6. Tennessee

Total Physical Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
476 $72,410 $62,000 $84,000 1.26
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physical Therapist Jobs in Tennessee

7. Delaware

Total Physical Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
78 $76,362 $69,000 $84,000 1.14
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physical Therapist Jobs in Delaware

8. Mississippi

Total Physical Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
238 $71,448 $59,000 $85,000 2.11
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physical Therapist Jobs in Mississippi

9. Wyoming

Total Physical Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
66 $70,947 $60,000 $83,000 1.81
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physical Therapist Jobs in Wyoming

10. California

Total Physical Therapist Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2,599 $87,654 $73,000 $103,000 0.96
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physical Therapist Jobs in California

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Physical Therapist

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for a Physical Therapist

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