Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
195,670 0.9 % $39.51 $82,180 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.06 $32.55 $38.96 $45.11 $54.49
Annual Wage (2) $56,280 $67,700 $81,030 $93,820 $113,340


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 69,790 9.40 $38.49 $80,060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 49,180 0.93 $39.14 $81,410
Home Health Care Services 23,970 1.98 $43.84 $91,190
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,060 0.73 $41.95 $87,250
Offices of Physicians 10,410 0.43 $39.16 $81,460

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 69,790 9.40 $38.49 $80,060
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 6,900 2.88 $39.77 $82,730
Home Health Care Services 23,970 1.98 $43.84 $91,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 49,180 0.93 $39.14 $81,410
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,060 0.73 $41.95 $87,250

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) $44.47 $92,500
Home Health Care Services 23,970 1.98 $43.84 $91,190
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,060 0.73 $41.95 $87,250
Individual and Family Services 1,440 0.10 $41.38 $86,070
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,530 0.19 $40.89 $85,060


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 15,920 1.08 0.73 $43.91 $91,330
New York 14,170 1.64 1.11 $38.31 $79,670
Florida 11,630 1.56 1.06 $39.89 $82,980
Texas 11,460 1.05 0.71 $43.70 $90,890
Pennsylvania 10,340 1.84 1.25 $37.99 $79,010




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 690 2.33 1.58 $34.74 $72,250
Connecticut 3,760 2.30 1.56 $40.53 $84,300
Massachusetts 7,230 2.22 1.50 $39.33 $81,810
Montana 960 2.19 1.48 $33.10 $68,850
Rhode Island 990 2.18 1.48 $38.37 $79,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,300 1.13 0.76 $55.40 $115,220
Alaska 440 1.35 0.91 $46.54 $96,800
California 15,920 1.08 0.73 $43.91 $91,330
Texas 11,460 1.05 0.71 $43.70 $90,890
New Jersey 7,210 1.89 1.28 $43.63 $90,750





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 8,230 1.57 1.06 $40.71 $84,670
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,180 1.94 1.32 $36.84 $76,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,190 1.05 0.71 $42.31 $88,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,770 2.15 1.46 $38.80 $80,710
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,190 1.73 1.17 $37.78 $78,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,970 1.67 1.13 $38.46 $80,000
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,590 2.09 1.42 $41.26 $85,830
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,580 2.02 1.37 $35.19 $73,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,510 1.06 0.72 $38.69 $80,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,480 1.08 0.73 $37.96 $78,950