Average Registered Physical Therapist Salary
$74,000 yearly
$35.96 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$59,000
10 %
$74,000
Median
$94,000
90 %
What Is The Average Registered Physical Therapist Salary?
The average registered physical therapist salary is $74,797 per year, or $35.96 per hour, in the United States. The range surrounding that average can vary between $59,000 and $94,000, meaning registered physical therapists have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most registered physical therapists find a job with health care and non profits companies, while others work for finance, non profits, and health care companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. California, New Jersey and Oregon are the top states in the U.S. to pay registered physical therapists the highest salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$94,000
$7,833
$45
75th Percentile
$84,000
$7,000
$40
Average
$74,797
$6,233
$36
25th Percentile
$66,000
$5,500
$32
10th Percentile
$59,000
$4,917
$28

Average Registered Physical Therapist Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where registered physical therapists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Registered Physical Therapist average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$72,388
$34.80
Alaska
$85,646
$41.18
Arizona
$76,682
$36.87
Arkansas
$66,540
$31.99
California
$105,541
$50.74
Colorado
$69,905
$33.61
Connecticut
$90,874
$43.69
Delaware
$83,477
$40.13
District of Columbia
$77,630
$37.32
Florida
$68,030
$32.71
Georgia
$70,921
$34.10
Hawaii
$73,324
$35.25
Idaho
$74,600
$35.87
Illinois
$77,105
$37.07
Indiana
$74,886
$36.00
Iowa
$68,017
$32.70
Kansas
$68,693
$33.03
Kentucky
$63,345
$30.45
Louisiana
$71,421
$34.34
Maine
$66,111
$31.78
Maryland
$78,143
$37.57
Massachusetts
$85,575
$41.14
Michigan
$73,837
$35.50
Minnesota
$80,926
$38.91
Mississippi
$63,914
$30.73
Missouri
$68,611
$32.99
Montana
$65,687
$31.58
Nebraska
$70,878
$34.08
Nevada
$89,416
$42.99
New Hampshire
$73,232
$35.21
New Jersey
$93,886
$45.14
New Mexico
$79,691
$38.31
New York
$76,154
$36.61
North Carolina
$72,238
$34.73
North Dakota
$72,999
$35.10
Ohio
$59,463
$28.59
Oklahoma
$58,254
$28.01
Oregon
$92,279
$44.36
Pennsylvania
$76,263
$36.66
Rhode Island
$70,052
$33.68
South Carolina
$70,216
$33.76
South Dakota
$65,583
$31.53
Tennessee
$68,449
$32.91
Texas
$73,678
$35.42
Utah
$71,062
$34.16
Vermont
$63,484
$30.52
Virginia
$83,410
$40.10
Washington
$81,460
$39.16
West Virginia
$68,024
$32.70
Wisconsin
$83,023
$39.91
Wyoming
$80,162
$38.54

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Highest Paying Cities For Registered Physical Therapist

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Richmond, CA
$113,607
$54.62
Chicago, IL
$77,206
$37.12
New York, NY
$76,587
$36.82
Greenwood, IN
$74,613
$35.87
Madison Heights, MI
$74,005
$35.58
Macon, GA
$70,938
$34.10

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Average Registered Physical Therapist Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $74,800
    $35.96
    +1.2%
    2020
    $73,900
    $35.52
    +1.7%
    2019
    $72,600
    $34.93
    +1.6%
    2018
    $71,500
    $34.36
    +1.9%
    2017
    $70,100
    $33.69
    +1.7%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Therapist

    Avg. salary: $51,305

    A therapist is responsible for improving the patients' health conditions by evaluating their needs and providing physical and mental support. Therapists are licensed, medical professionals who specialize in different areas to perform treatments and bring relief to patients. Some of their duties include diagnosing patient's problems, performing counseling services, monitoring medication progress, customizing therapy activities for pain management, and consulting other health professionals as needed. Therapists must have extensive knowledge with the medical industry to detect patients' conditions easily and provide effective medications.
    105,815 Therapist Jobs
    In Home Therapist

    Avg. salary: $23,828

    An in-home therapist provides case management, counseling, resource system development, support system development, and crisis intervention services for family members and children. They provide goal-oriented and structured therapy on referral issues for families that help recover from neglect, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, or physical abuse. Also, they provide time-limited, goal-oriented, and structured therapy in the families' natural environment for families that need help to recover from neglect, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and physical abuse.
    86,466 In Home Therapist Jobs
    Physical Therapy Internship

    Avg. salary: $65,381

    Physical therapist interns work with patients to determine and improve their function and movement. The interns assist in the rehabilitation process through body system development and storage. They promote the wellbeing and health of the patients through internship programs. Through the physical therapy internship, interns learn about nutrition, treatment, and the general rehabilitation procedure of patients. It also provides support not just for the patients but also with the staff.
    114,157 Physical Therapy Internship Jobs
    Clinical Therapist

    Avg. salary: $49,140

    A Clinical Therapist works with patients to help identify, examine, and treat mental health and emotional issues or disorders. They counsel individuals or groups regarding psychological or emotional problems, as well as observe clients to detect indications of abnormal physical or mental behavior.
    109,796 Clinical Therapist Jobs
    Director Of Physical Therapy

    Avg. salary: $115,973

    A Director of Physical Therapy manages physical therapy services through developing strategies, policies, and procedures for a hospital, clinic, managed care organization, or similar organization. They supervise and assess the activities of medical, nursing, technical, and other personnel.
    50,749 Director Of Physical Therapy Jobs
    Outpatient Physical Therapist

    Avg. salary: $54,047

    An outpatient physical therapist specializes in diagnosing and treating a patient's movement dysfunction often caused by an illness or injury. Their responsibilities revolve around studying a patient's medical history, performing initial assessments, crafting a specific care and treatment plan, and discussing the extent of treatments with patients and their families. An outpatient physical therapist may also provide advice to families or guardians on how to assist and care for patients at home, prescribe medication, and perform follow-up consultations.
    71,704 Outpatient Physical Therapist Jobs

    Registered Physical Therapist Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a registered physical therapist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $77,000
    $37.01
    Mid Level
    $76,100
    $36.56
    Senior Level
    $95,900
    $46.12

    Which Companies Pay Registered Physical Therapists The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a registered physical therapist, being employed by a company such as Alpena Regional Medical Center or Achieve would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Steward Health Care System and Texas Health Resources also report highly competitive salaries for registered physical therapists.
    Company

    Recently Added Registered Physical Therapist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Life Care
    Registered Physical Therapist
    Registered Physical Therapist
    Lakewood, CO
    08/29/2021
    $66,784
    08/29/2021
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Registered Nurse-RN-Physical Therapist
    Registered Nurse-RN-Physical Therapist
    Fullerton, CA
    08/06/2021
    $41,740
    08/06/2021
    Life Care Centers of America
    Registered Physical Therapist
    Registered Physical Therapist
    Aurora, CO
    08/04/2021
    $66,784
    08/04/2021
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Registered Nurse-RN-Physical Therapist
    Registered Nurse-RN-Physical Therapist
    Fullerton, CA
    07/12/2021
    $41,740
    07/12/2021
    Life Care Centers of America
    Registered Physical Therapist
    Registered Physical Therapist
    Aurora, CO
    07/02/2021
    $66,784
    07/02/2021
    Texas Health & Human Services Commission
    Registered Therapist V Physica
    Registered Therapist V Physica
    Mexia, TX
    07/01/2021
    $87,125
    07/01/2021
    Life Care
    Registered Physical Therapist
    Registered Physical Therapist
    Lakewood, CO
    05/23/2021
    $73,045
    05/23/2021
    Life Care
    Registered Physical Therapist
    Registered Physical Therapist
    Lakewood, CO
    05/23/2021
    $73,045
    05/23/2021
    Registered Resp Therapist
    Columbus, OH
    11/16/2020
    $51,173
    11/16/2020
    Registered Resp Therapist
    Columbus, OH
    05/04/2020
    $51,173
    05/04/2020

    Average Registered Physical Therapist Salary by Demographic

    Registered Physical Therapist Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $80,400
    female-income
    Female Income
    $77,908
    Median Registered Physical Therapist Income by Race
    Asian registered physical therapists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White registered physical therapists have the lowest average salary at $77,164.
    $83,000
    $82,000
    $81,000
    $80,000
    $79,000
    $78,000
    $77,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$78,901
    White$77,164
    Black or African American$80,311
    Asian$81,782
    Hispanic or Latino$77,613
    Average Registered Physical Therapist Salary by Education Level
    Registered physical therapists with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $77,908 annually. With a Bachelors degree, registered physical therapists earn a median annual income of $75,975 compared to $75,363 for registered physical therapists with an Doctorate degree.
    $79,000
    $78,000
    $77,000
    $76,000
    $75,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$77,908
    Bachelor's Degree$75,975
    Doctorate Degree$75,363