Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
209,690 1.0 % $41.25 $85,790 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.43 $33.47 $40.40 $47.56 $57.59
Annual Wage (2) $57,060 $69,620 $84,020 $98,930 $119,790


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 75,360 9.36 $40.29 $83,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 51,280 0.97 $40.96 $85,190
Home Health Care Services 25,700 1.98 $46.42 $96,560
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 13,220 0.80 $43.98 $91,480
Offices of Physicians 12,540 0.50 $40.29 $83,810

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 75,360 9.36 $40.29 $83,800
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 7,070 2.84 $41.13 $85,550
Home Health Care Services 25,700 1.98 $46.42 $96,560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 51,280 0.97 $40.96 $85,190
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 13,220 0.80 $43.98 $91,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $47.95 $99,740
Home Health Care Services 25,700 1.98 $46.42 $96,560
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 13,220 0.80 $43.98 $91,480
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,510 0.18 $42.79 $89,000
Outpatient Care Centers 3,910 0.53 $42.10 $87,560


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 19,000 1.23 0.81 $45.82 $95,300
New York 15,970 1.78 1.17 $40.93 $85,130
Texas 13,060 1.13 0.74 $46.62 $96,970
Florida 12,020 1.52 1.00 $40.92 $85,110
Pennsylvania 10,760 1.88 1.24 $40.41 $84,060



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)
Vermont 740 2.43 1.60 $36.09 $75,060
Massachusetts 8,010 2.36 1.55 $39.90 $83,000
Connecticut 3,780 2.28 1.50 $41.32 $85,940
Montana 1,010 2.26 1.49 $36.08 $75,040
New Hampshire 1,430 2.25 1.48 $38.95 $81,020



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,530 1.24 0.81 $58.65 $121,980
Alaska 510 1.57 1.03 $48.35 $100,560
Texas 13,060 1.13 0.74 $46.62 $96,970
California 19,000 1.23 0.81 $45.82 $95,300
New Jersey 7,590 1.94 1.28 $45.74 $95,150




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,860 1.68 1.10 $44.91 $93,420
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,400 2.07 1.36 $41.57 $86,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,770 1.16 0.76 $44.29 $92,120
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,240 2.40 1.58 $40.26 $83,740
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,460 2.71 1.78 $42.31 $88,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,170 1.36 0.89 $49.69 $103,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,020 1.25 0.82 $41.93 $87,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,970 1.20 0.79 $39.70 $82,570
Pittsburgh, PA 2,680 2.37 1.56 $39.01 $81,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,580 1.37 0.90 $36.96 $76,890