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 $119,790, while the least-paid 10% earn less than $57,060. The positive job outlook for physical therapy practitioners may cause salaries to continue to increase.

The table below compares mean salaries in Oregon and in the U.S. overall for various physical therapy positions:


Occupation Oregon Annual Mean Salary U.S. Annual Mean Salary Difference
Physical Therapists $81,480 $85,790 -$4,310
Physical Therapist Assistants $53,950 $55,250 -$1,300
Physical Therapist Aides $28,520 $27,440 $1,080

Source: May 2015 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Mean Annual Wage for Physical Therapists (USD)




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