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Physical Therapists Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for physical therapists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physical therapists amongst Colorado areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Physical Therapists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,350
25th Percentile Wage
$62,150
50th Percentile Wage
$75,000
75th Percentile Wage
$90,240
90th Percentile Wage
$104,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $104,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,350.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.65
25th Percentile Wage
$29.88
50th Percentile Wage
$36.06
75th Percentile Wage
$43.39
90th Percentile Wage
$50.17

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physical therapists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $50.17. The median hourly salary is $36.06. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.65.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physical therapists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201675,0000.49%4.91%
201574,6300.15%-
201474,5202.27%-
201372,8302.07%-
201271,320--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physical Therapists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapists in state of Colorado ranges from $69,070 to $92,760. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Colorado is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $92,760. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Pueblo (mean annual salary $92,170). The lowest paying area is Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$92,760
Pueblo
$92,170
Grand Junction
$80,950
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$77,170
Colorado Springs
$76,740
Fort Collins-Loveland
$74,620
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$73,720
Boulder
$73,270
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$73,150
Greeley
$73,140
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$69,070


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