Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
191,460 0.9 % $38.99 $81,110 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.74 $32.19 $38.39 $44.64 $53.86
Annual Wage (2) $55,620 $66,950 $79,860 $92,860 $112,020


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 67,810 9.43 $38.07 $79,180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 48,700 0.93 $38.49 $80,060
Home Health Care Services 22,760 1.93 $43.48 $90,440
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,730 0.77 $41.26 $85,810
Offices of Physicians 9,270 0.39 $38.68 $80,450

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 67,810 9.43 $38.07 $79,180
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 6,750 2.93 $38.80 $80,690
Home Health Care Services 22,760 1.93 $43.48 $90,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 48,700 0.93 $38.49 $80,060
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,730 0.77 $41.26 $85,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 22,760 1.93 $43.48 $90,440
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 180 0.02 $41.91 $87,170
Employment Services 3,410 0.11 $41.84 $87,030
Child Day Care Services 270 0.03 $41.58 $86,480
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,730 0.77 $41.26 $85,810


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 16,150 1.13 0.77 $42.97 $89,370
New York 13,930 1.63 1.11 $37.93 $78,890
Florida 11,820 1.62 1.11 $39.79 $82,770
Texas 11,750 1.11 0.76 $43.17 $89,790
Pennsylvania 9,670 1.73 1.18 $36.64 $76,210




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)
Rhode Island 1,130 2.49 1.69 $40.75 $84,750
Maine 1,360 2.34 1.59 $37.93 $78,890
Massachusetts 6,990 2.18 1.48 $38.27 $79,600
Vermont 630 2.15 1.47 $35.13 $73,070
Connecticut 3,370 2.08 1.41 $40.73 $84,720




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,200 1.06 0.72 $53.21 $110,670
Alaska 410 1.29 0.88 $43.25 $89,950
New Jersey 6,410 1.69 1.15 $43.19 $89,830
Texas 11,750 1.11 0.76 $43.17 $89,790
California 16,150 1.13 0.77 $42.97 $89,370





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 7,610 1.48 1.00 $40.46 $84,160
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,740 1.85 1.26 $37.33 $77,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,880 1.26 0.86 $42.51 $88,430
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,430 2.00 1.36 $37.08 $77,120
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,000 1.64 1.12 $36.78 $76,510
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,960 1.71 1.16 $39.40 $81,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,830 1.35 0.92 $45.41 $94,450
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,570 2.10 1.43 $41.68 $86,700
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,470 2.31 1.57 $40.56 $84,370
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,400 0.91 0.62 $40.81 $84,880