Physical Therapist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$71,000
$58,000
Min 10%
$71,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Sterling
Highest Paying City
Los Angeles, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
4.6 years
How much does a physical therapist make?
The national average salary for a Physical Therapist in the United States is $71,224 per year or $34.24 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 28,000. The top 10 percent earn over $86,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $58,000 annually. Health Care companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. California, Nevada, Alaska, Maryland, and Massachusetts have the highest paying Physical Therapist jobs. The typical employment in the position spans 4.6 years.

Average Physical Therapist Salary By Location

As a Physical Therapist in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $71,224 per year or $34.24 per hour. The city with the highest Physical Therapist salary is Los Angeles, CA at $95,468 per year. The average entry-level salary in Los Angeles, CA is $59,000. California, Nevada, Alaska, Maryland, and Massachusetts are the top 5 highest earning states for Physical Therapists. The lowest earning states are Kansas, Tennessee, Florida, Arkansas, and Maine.

Map of Physical Therapist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Physical Therapists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Physical Therapist Salary By Company

If you are a Physical Therapist, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Most Physical Therapist jobs are in Health Care companies and Health Care companies. Companies like Sterling or Riverview Health will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Great Lakes Home Health Services and Covenant Care also pay high salaries to their Physical Therapists.

Physical Therapist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Physical Therapist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Physical Therapist can range from $73,295 to $91,355 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Physical Therapist Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist
04/28/2020
04/28/2020
$97,046
$97,046
Physical Therapist-Esep/Mp
Physical Therapist-Esep/Mp
04/27/2020
04/27/2020
$52,905
$52,905
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist
04/27/2020
04/27/2020
$300,000
$300,000
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist
04/27/2020
04/27/2020
$62,236
$62,236
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist
04/27/2020
04/27/2020
$52,905
$52,905
Peace Health
Peace Health
Physical Therapist-Home Health
Physical Therapist-Home Health
04/24/2020
04/24/2020
$75,675
$75,675
Peace Health
Peace Health
Physical Therapist-Acute Therapies (PER Diem)
Physical Therapist-Acute Therapies (PER Diem)
04/24/2020
04/24/2020
$75,675
$75,675
Physical Therapist Acute Care
Physical Therapist Acute Care
04/22/2020
04/22/2020
$80,162
$80,162
Therapy Source
Therapy Source
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist
04/21/2020
04/21/2020
$93,915
$93,915
K.A. Recruiting
K.A. Recruiting
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist
04/20/2020
04/20/2020
$96,000
$96,000