Physical Therapy Salaries

How much do physical therapists make? Physical therapy salaries can vary widely based on a variety of factors, including experience, industry, and location. In the United States, the best-paid 10% of physical therapists earn more than $112,020, while the least-paid 10% earn less than $55,620. The positive job outlook for physical therapy practitioners may cause salaries to continue to increase.


Occupation Oregon annual mean salary U.S. annual mean salary
Physical Therapists $79,050 $81,110
Physical Therapist Assistants $54,230 $52,320
Physical Therapist Aides $26,870 $25,410

Source: May 2012 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Historical Income for Physical Therapists

Physical Therapist Salary Chart

Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Raw Data

Year U.S. Mean Annual Wage
2003 $60,350
2004 $62,390
2005 $65,350
2006 $68,050
2007 $71,520
2008 $74,410
2009 $76,220
2010 $77,990
2011 $79,830
2012 $81,110

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