Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

29-1123 Physical Therapists

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
180,280 1.0 % $37.50 $77,990 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.78 $30.88 $36.69 $43.44 $51.89
Annual Wage (2) $53,620 $64,230 $76,310 $90,350 $107,920


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 62,810 9.44 $36.95 $76,860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 47,560 0.92 $36.96 $76,880
Home Health Care Services 20,140 1.88 $41.63 $86,590
Nursing Care Facilities 12,580 0.76 $38.95 $81,010
Offices of Physicians 8,510 0.37 $37.54 $78,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 62,810 9.44 $36.95 $76,860
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 6,150 2.87 $37.23 $77,450
Home Health Care Services 20,140 1.88 $41.63 $86,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 47,560 0.92 $36.96 $76,880
Nursing Care Facilities 12,580 0.76 $38.95 $81,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 80 0.01 $43.85 $91,220
Home Health Care Services 20,140 1.88 $41.63 $86,590
Employment Services 2,250 0.08 $40.24 $83,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises 390 0.02 $39.48 $82,120
Individual and Family Services 1,490 0.12 $39.41 $81,970


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 14,860 1.06 0.75 $40.68 $84,600
New York 13,740 1.65 1.16 $37.10 $77,160
Texas 11,870 1.18 0.83 $41.53 $86,390
Florida 11,070 1.56 1.10 $39.14 $81,410
Pennsylvania 9,160 1.67 1.18 $36.65 $76,220




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 1,300 2.16 1.52 $34.57 $71,910
Massachusetts 6,700 2.15 1.52 $36.15 $75,190
Connecticut 3,420 2.14 1.51 $39.32 $81,790
Vermont 610 2.11 1.49 $32.42 $67,430
Maine 1,180 2.04 1.44 $34.84 $72,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 430 1.41 0.99 $44.58 $92,720
New Jersey 6,330 1.68 1.18 $41.95 $87,270
Texas 11,870 1.18 0.83 $41.53 $86,390
Delaware 590 1.48 1.04 $41.52 $86,360
Maryland 3,770 1.53 1.08 $40.85 $84,960

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,450 1.50 1.05 $40.47 $84,180
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,590 1.58 1.11 $38.80 $80,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,430 1.16 0.82 $40.67 $84,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,290 1.99 1.40 $35.36 $73,560
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,880 2.39 1.69 $38.25 $79,550
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,750 1.52 1.07 $35.28 $73,380
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,720 1.36 0.96 $44.35 $92,260
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,510 2.46 1.74 $35.59 $74,030
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,430 0.97 0.69 $38.90 $80,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,260 1.34 0.94 $37.51 $78,010




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Danbury, CT 240 3.71 2.61 $37.85 $78,720
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 340 3.44 2.43 $35.92 $74,710
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 250 3.34 2.36 $34.88 $72,560
Bowling Green, KY 180 3.33 2.35 $37.73 $78,470
Bend, OR 190 3.17 2.24 $34.21 $71,160
Sherman-Denison, TX 130 3.12 2.20 $46.75 $97,250
Punta Gorda, FL 120 3.08 2.17 $38.23 $79,520
Waterbury, CT 190 2.94 2.07 $42.25 $87,890
New Bedford, MA 180 2.92 2.06 $39.04 $81,200
Missoula, MT 160 2.87 2.02 $27.48 $57,160