The salary of a physical therapist is variable, depending on education, experience, location, and skill sets. How much does a physical therapist make? Let’s find out with Physical Therapy Salary.

Average Physical Therapy Salary: $86,520 per year

The average annual salary of a physical therapist in the United States is $86,520, which is 103% higher than the average salary of Americans. The salary of a physical therapist is $7,210 per month, $1,663 per week and $41.59 per hour.

Hourly Wage
Weekly Wage
Monthly Salary
Annual Salary
U.S. Physical Therapy Average Salary$41.59$1,663$7,210$86,520
U.S. National Average Salary$20.45$818$3,545$42,540

Physical Therapy Salary

Physical Therapy Salary Range

A physical therapist can earn at least $60,600 per 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
Annual Salary$60,600$71,930$84,840$97,840$117,000
Hourly Wage$29.13$34.58$40.79$47.04$56.25
Weekly Wage$1,165$1,383$1,632$1,882$2,250
Monthly Salary$5,050$5,994$7,070$8,153$9,750

Physical Therapy Salary by State

Highest Paying States for Physical Therapist

The Silver State: Nevada is the highest paying state for physical therapists. The average salary in Nevada is $115,670 per year, which is 33% higher than the average U.S. physical therapist salary. Click on the map to check Physical Therapy Salary by State.

Hourly Wage
Weekly Wage
Monthly Salary
Annual Salary
New Jersey$45.59$1,824$7,903$94,830

Highest Paying Industries for Physical Therapist

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

Hourly Wage
Weekly Wage
Monthly Salary
Annual Salary
Home Health Care Services$45.88$1,835$7,953$95,440
Management Scientific and Technical Consulting Services$44.31$1,773$7,681$92,170
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services$44.26$1,771$7,673$92,070
Administrative and Support Services$44.26$1,771$7,673$92,070
Employment Services$44.25$1,770$7,669$92,030

Highest Paying Metropolitan Area for Physical Therapist

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

Metro area
Hourly Wage
Weekly Wage
Monthly Salary
Annual Salary
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

Highest Paying Nonmetropolitan Area for Physical Therapist

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 Wage
Weekly Wage
Monthly Salary
Annual Salary
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

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Currency: US Dollars (USD)

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