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Physical Therapist Earnings

The median annual wage for physical therapists was $87,930 in May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $60,390, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $123,350.

In May 2018, the median annual wages for physical therapists in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

  • Nursing and residential care facilities: $94,010
  • Home healthcare services: $92,660
  • Hospitals; state, local, and private: $89,950
  • Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists: $83,280

Most physical therapists work full time. Although most therapists work during normal business hours, some may work evenings or weekends.

Source: BLS, USDOL

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