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 $113,340, while the least-paid 10% earn less than $56,280. 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 Difference
Physical Therapists $79,000 $82,180 -$3,180
Physical Therapist Assistants $54,310 $53,320 $990
Physical Therapist Aides $27,020 $25,990 $1,030

Source: May 2013 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
2013 $82,180

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