How much do Physical Therapists earn in the United States?

Yearly Salary


The average salary for a physical therapist is $78,661

5,345 salaries reported. Updated 25 May 2022.

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How much does a Physical Therapist make?

In the United States, the average pay for a physical therapist as of June 2022 is approximately $78,661 per year. That works out to be approximately $37.82 per hour and $6,555 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Physical Therapist salaries

DirectlyApply has seen physical therapist salaries ranging from a high of $126,750 per year to a low of $10,000 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of physical therapists currently sit between $60,952 per year and $126,750 per year.

To be considered a top earning physical therapist you would be expected to be making in excess of $126,750 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $60,952 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an physical therapist can vary significantly (by as much as $116,750 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

Top employers of Physical Therapists in the United States

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