1. Home
  2. Career Explorer
  3. Physical Therapist
  4. Salaries
Content has loaded

Physical therapist salary in United States

How much does a Physical Therapist make in the United States?

Average base salary

$51.39
Average $51.39
Low $32.95
High $80.15
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
View more benefits

The average salary for a physical therapist is $51.39 per hour in the United States. 28.4k salaries reported, updated at November 25, 2022

Is this useful?

Top companies for Physical Therapists in United States

  1. Carter Healthcare
    3.1star
    206 reviews11 salaries reported
    $107per hour
Is this useful?

Highest paying cities for Physical Therapists near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $62.95 per hour
    454 salaries reported
  2. Brooklyn, NY
    $60.08 per hour
    373 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $57.09 per hour
    252 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $56.92 per hour
    148 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $53.89 per hour
    68 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $53.82 per hour
    128 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $52.62 per hour
    135 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $49.54 per hour
    109 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $48.63 per hour
    111 salaries reported
Is this useful?

Where can a Physical Therapist earn more?

Compare salaries for Physical Therapists in different locations
vs
Explore Physical Therapist openings
Is this useful?

Best-paid skills and qualifications for Physical Therapists

Most recommended skill

Home Care(earn +15.50% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 10.52% since 2018. Physical Therapists with this skill earn +15.50% more than the average base salary, which is $51.39 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20102increase by 2
201124increase by 1100.00%
201250466increase by 210175.00%
2013132614increase by 162.78%
2014169673increase by 27.95%
2015119605decrease by 29.51%
201677754decrease by 34.99%
201751566decrease by 33.68%
201835804decrease by 30.57%
201932039decrease by 10.52%

Top companies hiring Physical Therapists with the recommended skill

University of Maryland Medical System
UF Health Shands Hospital
Lightning Therapy, LLC
University of Pennsylvania Health System
MyMichigan health
View more companies for Physical Therapists
Is this useful?
Top specialties
Home Health
+13.00%salary
Top certifications
CPR Certification
+5.57%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
45 jobs82
24 jobs75
9 jobs10
1,050 jobs2,544
Is this useful?

Most common benefits for Physical Therapists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Housing stipend
  • License reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid housing
  • Paid time off
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
Is this useful?

Salary satisfaction

Based on 2,707 ratings

66% of Physical Therapists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

Is this useful?

How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Physical Occupational Therapist

26,796 job openings

Average $57.76 per hour

Physical Therapist Assistant

13,236 job openings

Average $32.24 per hour

Is this useful?

Common questions about salaries for a Physical Therapist

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a physical therapist?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a physical therapist, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

Was this answer helpful?

How much do similar professions to physical therapist get paid?

Check the below indeed career pages for the detailed pay ranges for the similar professions to physical therapy:

Was this answer helpful?

Career insights

Frequently searched careers

Registered Nurse

Software Engineer

Police Officer

Truck Driver

Administrative Assistant

Teacher

Nursing Assistant

Substitute Teacher

Real Estate Agent

Firefighter

Delivery Driver

Dental Hygienist