Physical Therapist Salary

How much does a physical therapist make? Let’s find out… A physical therapist’s salary often varies depending on the education, experience, location, area and specialty of the physiotherapist. The physical therapist salary is attractive, but it isn’t earned without a serious arsenal of strict qualifications and responsibilities. Find out about salary for physical therapists with tips from an experienced physical therapist in this free article and video on career information.

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Physical therapist salary chart

Average PT Salary: $86,520 per year

The average annual Physical Therapist Salary in the United States is $86,520, which is 103% higher than the average income of Americans. The median pay for PTs is $7,210 per month, $1,663 per week and $41.59 per hour.

Hourly Wage Weekly Wage Monthly Pay Annual Income
PT Pay $41.59 $1,663 $7,210 $86,520
National Income $20.45 $818 $3,545 $42,540

Salary Range

A certified PT can earn at least $60,600 a year, which means $29.13 per hour and $5,050 per month. A senior can make an average of $120,000 a year depending on location, experience, etc.

Percentile wage estimates 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%
Yearly $60,600 $71,930 $84,840 $97,840 $117,000
Hourly $29.13 $34.58 $40.79 $47.04 $56.25
Weekly $1,165 $1,383 $1,632 $1,882 $2,250
Monthly $5,050 $5,994 $7,070 $8,153 $9,750

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Top Paying States

The Silver State: Nevada is the best-paying state for PTs. The average pay in Nevada is $115,670 per year, which is 33% higher than the median PTs income. Click on the map to check Salary by State.

State Hourly Rate Weekly Wage Monthly Pay Yearly Income
Nevada $55.61 $2,224 $9,639 $115,670
Alaska $45.65 $1,826 $7,913 $94,950
New Jersey $45.59 $1,824 $7,903 $94,830
Texas $45.57 $1,823 $7,899 $94,790
California $44.26 $1,815 $7,864 $94,370

Highest Paying Industries

Home health care services is the best paying industry, as you can make $95,440 a year or $45.88 per hour.

Industry Hour Week Month Year
Home Health Care Services $45.88 $1,835 $7,953 $95,440
Mgt Scientific & Technical Consulting Services $44.31 $1,773 $7,681 $92,170
Administrative and Support & Waste Mgt & Remediation Services $44.26 $1,771 $7,673 $92,070
Administrative & Support Services $44.26 $1,771 $7,673 $92,070
Employment Services $44.25 $1,770 $7,669 $92,030

Metropolitan Area

For metropolitan area, Las Vegas is the highest paying city. Other choices are Fairbanks, Alaska and Jacksonville, Florida.

Metro area Hourly Weekly Monthly Annual
Las Vegas-Paradise NV $58.60 $2,344 $10,157 $121,880
Fairbanks AK $54.87 $2,195 $9,510 $114,120
Jacksonville FL $53.63 $2,145 $9,295 $111,540
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission TX $53.38 $2,135 $9,253 $111,030
Roanoke VA $53.21 $2,128 $9,223 $110,680

Nonmetropolitan Area

For non-metropolitan areas, working in Upper Eastern Shore, Maryland or Northwest Iowa can help you make $118,000 per year.

Non-metro area Hourly Weekly Monthly Annual
Upper Eastern Shore Maryland $57.65 $2,306 $9,993 $119,920
Northwest Iowa $56.84 $2,274 $9,853 $118,230
Other Nevada $55.50 $2,220 $9,620 $115,440
Lower Savannah South Carolina $54.62 $2,185 $9,467 $113,600
Sussex County Delaware $51.54 $2,062 $8,933 $107,200

Currency: US Dollars (USD)

So, what does a Physical Therapist make in your area?