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Professional Physical Therapists

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Professional Physical Therapists


Training and Education

Expect to need to get a master’s degree if you pursue this occupation. 89% of employees have a bachelor’s degree. 9 of people working as professional physical therapists have had some college education but stopped short of a degree. About 2% of those working as workers have a high-school diploma but no further education.


Part-Time Work and Self-Employment

About 23% of employees work fewer than 40 hours per week. About 8% of professional physical therapists are self-employed.


Area Job Conditions

Jobs per capita for employees are most common in Sherman (Texas) Missoula (Montana) and Waterbury (Connecticut) and least common in Beaumont (Texas) Visalia (California) and Clarksville (Tennessee).

Jobs for professional physical therapists pay the most in Laredo (Texas) Wichita Falls (Texas) and Alexandria (Louisiana) and the least in Las Cruces (New Mexico) Albany (Georgia) and Honolulu (Hawaii).


Video Overview

A brief introduction to the physical therapist career. Produced for the US Dept. of Labor.


Salaries by City

See typical salaries and ranges for this career below*. Shift click to sort by more than one column — for example first shift-click on state and then shift-click on salary to find best and worst salaries in each state.

State City / Region Typical Salary Salary Range Job Count % of All Jobs
AK Anchorage $87730 $68K – $118K 240 0.14%
AK Fairbanks $112510 $74K – $141K 70 0.20%
AL Auburn – Opelika $73500 $60K – $94K 70 0.15%
AL Birmingham – Hoover $77720 $57K – $113K 750 0.15%
AL Decatur $92010 $53K – $116K 50 0.09%
AL Dothan $92360 $65K – $123K 60 0.11%
AL Florence – Muscle Shoals $75440 $63K – $111K N/A N/A
AL Gadsden $89070 $68K – $126K 90 0.25%
AL Huntsville $77290 $29K – $111K 240 0.12%
AL Mobile $72430 $45K – $92K 190 0.12%
AL Montgomery $75490 $57K – $108K 130 0.08%
AL Tuscaloosa $88100 $62K – $129K 60 0.06%
AR Fayetteville – Springdale – Rogers $83310 $63K – $111K 170 0.09%
AR Fort Smith $74040 $41K – $113K 140 0.12%
AR Hot Springs $61460 $51K – $110K 90 0.25%
AR Jonesboro $79950 $62K – $113K 90 0.19%
AR Little Rock – North Little Rock – Conway $74890 $47K – $96K 660 0.20%
AZ Flagstaff $75300 $54K – $94K 80 0.15%
AZ Lake Havasu City $ Kingman $89660 $62K – $157K 80 0.18%
AZ Phoenix – Mesa – Glendale $76410 $60K – $113K 2960 0.17%
AZ Prescott $77350 $62K – $95K 160 0.30%
AZ Tucson $80220 $55K – $120K 580 0.17%
AZ Yuma $19400 $17K – $94K N/A N/A
CA Bakersfield – Delano $92220 $64K – $116K 230 0.08%
CA Chico $87870 $68K – $129K 60 0.09%
CA El Centro $101340 $79K – $120K N/A N/A
CA Fresno $83620 $57K – $111K 320 0.10%
CA Los Angeles – Long Beach – Glendale (Metro Area) $88370 $66K – $115K 4880 0.13%
CA Merced $82580 $48K – $110K 50 0.09%
CA Modesto $91370 $78K – $116K 130 0.09%
CA Napa $94940 $63K – $120K 60 0.10%
CA Oakland – Fremont – Hayward (Metro Area) $95230 $72K – $119K 1110 0.11%
CA Oxnard – Thousand Oaks – Ventura $82710 $64K – $104K 440 0.15%
CA Redding $87260 $64K – $121K 110 0.19%
CA Riverside – San Bernardino – Ontario $84300 $64K – $110K 1100 0.10%
CA Sacramento – Arden – Arcade – Roseville $94040 $75K – $116K 710 0.09%
CA Salinas $87860 $36K – $116K 130 0.08%
CA San Diego – Carlsbad – San Marcos $86630 $65K – $120K 1400 0.11%
CA San Francisco – San Mateo – Redwood City (Metro Area) $91460 $69K – $115K 670 0.07%
CA San Jose – Sunnyvale – Santa Clara $94080 $75K – $118K 800 0.09%
CA San Luis Obispo – Paso Robles $86980 $60K – $115K 120 0.12%
CA Santa Ana – Anaheim – Irvine (Metro Area) $87340 $64K – $113K 2020 0.14%
CA Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Goleta $84690 $66K – $101K 250 0.15%
CA Santa Cruz – Watsonville $84290 $66K – $104K 70 0.08%
CA Santa Rosa – Petaluma $84230 $60K – $119K 210 0.12%
CA Stockton $87490 $70K – $118K 230 0.12%
CA Vallejo – Fairfield $96360 $80K – $122K 170 0.14%
CA Visalia – Porterville $95760 $58K – $120K N/A N/A
CA Yuba City $85320 $65K – $110K 30 0.10%
CO Boulder $69270 $43K – $90K 340 0.21%
CO Colorado Springs $69310 $51K – $93K 520 0.21%
CO Denver – Aurora – Broomfield $71720 $51K – $104K 2030 0.16%
CO Fort Collins – Loveland $68690 $46K – $96K 280 0.21%
CO Grand Junction $72470 $52K – $93K 130 0.23%
CO Greeley $68870 $41K – $93K 110 0.14%
CO Pueblo $86950 $65K – $140K 70 0.14%
CT Bridgeport – Stamford – Norwalk $84750 $53K – $122K 820 0.20%
CT Danbury $84630 $65K – $124K 220 0.34%
CT Hartford – West Hartford – East Hartford $77540 $62K – $111K 1150 0.21%
CT New Haven $85410 $66K – $116K 550 0.20%
CT Norwich – New London $84760 $67K – $100K 200 0.15%
CT Waterbury $85360 $63K – $119K 190 0.30%
DC Washington – Arlington – Alexandria (Metro Area) $81220 $62K – $107K 2390 0.10%
DE Dover $83570 $62K – $115K 50 0.08%
DE Wilmington (Metro Area) $80540 $64K – $130K 510 0.16%
FL Cape Coral – Fort Myers $83850 $64K – $125K 450 0.22%
FL Crestview – Fort Walton Beach – Destin $68700 $54K – $84K 70 0.10%
FL Deltona – Daytona Beach – Ormond Beach $90810 $67K – $129K 310 0.20%
FL Fort Lauderdale – Pompano Beach – Deerfield Beach (Metro Area) $85710 $60K – $118K 1270 0.18%
FL Gainesville $80310 $55K – $105K 310 0.26%
FL Jacksonville $93540 $69K – $164K 1030 0.18%
FL Lakeland – Winter Haven $82650 $56K – $111K 250 0.13%
FL Miami – Miami Beach – Kendall (Metro Area) $74090 $50K – $95K 1540 0.15%
FL Naples – Marco Island $89410 $67K – $122K 250 0.22%
FL North Port – Bradenton – Sarasota $77190 $43K – $96K 400 0.17%
FL Ocala $79890 $53K – $116K 160 0.18%
FL Orlando – Kissimmee – Sanford $76300 $52K – $104K 990 0.10%
FL Palm Bay – Melbourne – Titusville $80260 $62K – $96K 310 0.16%
FL Panama City – Lynn Haven – Panama City Beach $71760 $56K – $92K 60 0.09%
FL Pensacola – Ferry Pass – Brent $83250 $60K – $96K 180 0.12%
FL Port St. Lucie $82780 $46K – $97K 320 0.26%
FL Punta Gorda $85120 $44K – $166K 140 0.35%
FL Sebastian – Vero Beach $83310 $55K – $116K 110 0.24%
FL Tallahassee $77950 $62K – $102K 230 0.15%
FL Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater $81350 $38K – $115K 1890 0.17%
FL West Palm Beach – Boca Raton – Boynton Beach (Metro Area) $84170 $58K – $117K 790 0.16%
GA Albany $84750

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